Recently, German courts ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 copied the design of the iPad. The ruling prevented the sale of the Honeycomb-powered tablet in Europe. However, retailers were allowed to sell the slim slate until their stock runs out. This is a chance for you to get the tablet before they’re out of stock. Once they go out of stock, we’ll have to wait for weeks before Samsung can overturn the injunction.
The ruling caused confusion among the consumer and retailers. Some thought that the ruling meant that retailers would have to remove the Tab 10.1 from shelves. Apparently, the ruling doesn’t restrict retailers from selling the tablet. It restricts the Korean tech giant from distributing the device to retailers.
Samsung confirmed that tablets that have been shipped for distribution before the injunction can be sold to the consumer. They said, “…products already distributed prior to the injunction on 9 August may still be sold, we do not expect this to have an immediate impact on sales.”
So what’s the bottom line? If you really want to get your hands on a slim and shiny Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you better get it now. Once supply runs out, you might have to wait for weeks before Samsung overturns the ruling.
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