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Samsung dodges U.K. sales ban, Galaxy Tab 10.1 ‘not as cool’ as iPad

U.K. Judge Colin Birss has ruled that Samsung can continue selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the region because the Android tablet is “not as cool” as the iPad and therefore is unlikely to be confused with Apple’s slate. Samsung’s Galaxy line of tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” Judge Birss said according to Bloomberg. “They are not as cool.” Apple has 21 days to appeal the judge’s ruling. The Cupertino, California-based company had filed a complaint in the U.K., as it has done in numerous other venues, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 design copies its iPad tablet. A similar Apple claim resulted in a short-lived sales ban in Germany late last year, however Samsung tweaked its tablet design and was allowed to continue selling the device.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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