Now this is getting really interesting. First, Samsung announces it will launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia on the 11th of August. Apple steps in and does its bit to prevent Samsung from launching the tablet Down Under. Samsung springs back in less than 24 hours to announce the Australian version of the Galaxy Tab is different from the US version and hence there’s no stopping it from launch the tablet in Australia. Now, what we have is an official statement announcing the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been put off for the time being.
“In light of the current legal proceedings by Apple Inc. against Samsung Electronics Australia, Samsung regrets to announce it will be postponing its media launch event, scheduled for 11th August 2011, for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. Samsung will announce a new date for the GALAXY Tab 10.1 media launch event as soon as practicable.”
Samsung is currently engaged in a bitter legal feud with Apple with the latter accusing Samsung of having copied the look and feel of the iPad and iPhone. However, there’s no stopping Australians from sourcing the Galaxy Tab 10.1s from the US itself where it already is on sale. This until the 10 inch Galaxy Tab is free of the legal tussle it finds itself entangled in.