Oct 3rd, 2011

In a five finger slap to the face, Apple has shot down Samsung’s attempt at settling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dispute in Australia. Samsung made an offer to Apple last week in which they promised an expedited court hearing as long as Samsung was able to launch the long delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Nice try, Samsung but Apple wasn’t having it. Apple’s lawyer Steven Burley hissed,

“It is one we don’t accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy 10.1) and maintain the status[ssssss] quo,”

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been a success in just about every part of the world the tablet has been allowed to launch in. Well, aside from Germany who has blocked the tablet from sale in their country. Likewise, Samsung wont be able to launch the Galaxy Tab in The-Land-Down-Unda’ until the court makes a ruling. Samsung has already agreed to remove two features from the Galaxy Tab for their Aussie release which brings the number of alleged infringed Apple patents down to 1 — touch screen display technology. Best of luck to ya, Sammy.

[Via Reuters]

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