The consequences of the ruling against Samsung in Germany are still unraveling. As of late, it looks like the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has become suddenly “unavailable” on Amazon.de. There is no official reason behind it, but that sure looks like it has been pulled out, or maybe the stocks just ran out as no imports are allowed. In any case, German customers won’t get their hands on that one for the time being.
If you missed the party, Apple has successfully sued Samsung based on the claim that the Galaxy Tab and other Samsung mobile devices were “copying” the iPad. Obviously, plenty of observers called the ruling “crazy” as there may be prior artwork, but it is still the law of the land for now and earlier this month Samsung had to pull tablets out of IFA, a giant consumer electronics show.
The word on the street is that Samsung is preparing its own lawsuit against the up and coming iPhone 5 (in France, Europe), whose blurry launch date should be around Oct 5. Ironically, Samsung is said to make 40% of the iPhone 4 internal parts. For more lawsuits, browse our Lawsuit tag. [via Netbooknews.com]
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