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On Monday, we reported that Apple had successfully put the hammer down on Samsung’s plans to launch the Android Honeycomb-powered Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia. Just a day later, Samsung is striking back and plans to release the tablet in the land down under anyway.
Engadget is reporting that Samsung is showing no fear in their patent battle with Apple. After Cupertino successfully managed to get the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 release halted in Australia (for now), the Korean electronics giant is striking back, claiming the U.S. version Apple is complaining about isn’t the same one they plan to release in Australia -- and that release is moving ahead despite Cupertino’s protests, according to Ausdroid.com.
“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,” Samsung’s official comment to Ausdroid reads. “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,” the statement continues. “Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business.”
Sounds like Samsung isn’t going to take Apple’s patent bullying lying down, at least not in the land of Crocodile Dundee. Apple, your move…
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(Image courtesy of Engadget)