Oct 12th, 2011

While Apple continues their legal assault on Samsung’s portfolio of smart devices, the Korean-based company is finding new ways to launch volleys at their biggest mobile competitor. In Australia, Samsung has set up a makeshift shop down the street from a Sydney Apple Store in an effort to draw away customers from purchasing the newly launched iPhone 4S. How is Samsung managing to distract would-be iPhone owners? By offering the Galaxy S II for a mere $2.00 to the first 10 people to visit the Samsung Music Hub store each day for a week. Not a last year’s Galaxy S or some gimped entry-level handset, mind you, but a full-featured, dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II. The offer has been enough to keep Samsung’s storefront bustling.

On the other side of the world, Samsung may finally be back on track to sell their latest handset in parts of Europe where the phone was initially banned after Apple complained of patent infringement. The Android handset manufacturer was given until October 14th to make changes in design to their Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Ace smartphones. Samsung has apparently completed the necessary tweaks and plans to start selling the phones again shortly.

[via BGR, Engadget]

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