Samsung and Apple are at each other’s corporate throats lately. The latest jab was when the two reached an agreement that barred Samsung from advertising and selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia. But Sammy, like a boss, is planning on selling a slightly different GalTab 10.1 down under as, per a statement released to Ausdroid.net, the GalTab model headed for Australia is slightly different from the one sold in the States where the lawsuit is based.
Apple Inc. filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia involving a Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 variant that Samsung Electronics had no plans of selling in Australia. No injunction was issued by the court and the parties in the case reached a mutual agreement which stipulates that the variant in question will not be sold in Australia.
A Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 for the Australian market will be released in the near future.
This undertaking does not affect any other Samsung smartphone or tablet available in the Australian market or other countries.
Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business.
This move will likely prompt more work for lawyers on both sides of this case. The Samsung Galaxy Tab en route to the Australian market might be technically different, but probably only in trivial ways. The hardware, look and feel are probably the same, which makes this move by Samsung rather dirty. Got to take care of business, though. Don’t expect this story to end here. Apple will likely counter with renewed vigor.