The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been temporarily banned in Europe, thanks to a ruling by a regional court in Germany. At the moment we are not sure how/if this will affect the arrival of our stock, which had already been delayed until September. We will confirm any change in availability as soon as possible.
So why exactly has been the Tab 10.1 been banned? Well, it’s because of the on-going patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. A Dusseldorf court has granted Apple a preliminary injunction, blocking the advertisement and sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, although this doesn’t apply to the Netherlands.
Samsung is likely to appeal the decision, although The Telegraph points out that the appeal would be heard in around 4 weeks time, and by the same judge.
Anyone likely to go and buy and iPad 2 now that they can’t get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? No, didn’t think so.