Update: We’ve reached out to Samsung AU asking what the difference between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 variant Apple complained about and the one Samsung plan to sell here is.
After reaching out to Samsung late last night for a statement in regards to Apple’s complaint to the Federal Court of Australia about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and its likeness to the iPad, they’ve gotten back to us with the following:
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.
So that’s what Sammy AU had to say. They aren’t planning on selling the variant of the 10.1 that Apple have complained about and have settled with Apple (no doubt $$$ involved). Samsung will follow through with their plans to bring the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Australia, it just won’t be the one Apple have complained about.