The drama continues: Samsung has officially postponed the Australian media launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The media launch event was originally scheduled for next week on August 11, 2011. That’s not going to happen and also means the GalTab 10.1 probably won’t launch on that day either.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that the tablet itself is canceled, though. Samsung issued a statement yesterday and spoke with Gizmodo Australia in which they stressed the GalTab 10.1 will launch in Australia within “the near future.” But its exact launch date isn’t known at this time.
Postponement of Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Media Launch Event
11th August 2011
In light of the current legal proceedings by Apple Inc. against Samsung Electronics Australia, Samsung regrets to announce it will be postponing its media launch event, scheduled for 11th August 2011, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1.
Samsung will announce a new date for the GALAXY Tab 10.1 media launch event as soon as practicable.
Samsung reached an agreement with Apple where it will not release nor advertise the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 in Australia. But Samsung found a workaround and planned on releasing what they called a variant of the tablet instead. But that might not happen at all now as that move is clearly against the good faith of the agreement. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The release concerning the media launch doesn’t state that the event nor the tablet has been completely shelved. It simply states that a new data for the media launch event will be announced as soon as its set. Maybe there was a conflict at the venue. Apple might have booked it for an iPad event.