Update: Galaxy Tab 10.1 will come to Australia, read Samsung’s statement here.
Guess who got shown up in the Federal Court today? Samsung, of course. Apple filed an injunction against Samsung stopping them from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in Australia, which means both Vodafone and Optus aren’t legally allowed to sell them until this lawsuit has been sorted out by both Apple and Samsung.
The court ruled in favour of Apple, who claimed that Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringed on 10 of their patents including the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology of the iPad. I tend to take Apple’s side on this, I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it’s a tad too similar. Hopefully this will show Samsung that they need to develop their own designs, which they’re well and truly capable of.
We’ll update this post should we hear back from Samsung, Vodafone or Optus.