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Samsung to Launch Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany Next Week

Posted on: November 17, 2011


Samsung Electronics will launch a modified version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany next week, after sales of the original were banned by a German court for being too similar to Apple’s iPad 2.

The company has not yet decided on the exact launch date for the modified tablet, Samsung spokesman Jose Suh said on Thursday, but the new device, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, has already appeared for sale on the websites of German retailers. Webs-shop has a 16GB model in white, while EP MediaStore has a 32GB Wi-Fi model in black, and IM Superstore the 64GB Wi-Fi model.

The new versions of the tablet will only go on sale in Germany, said Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung. The new version moves the speakers from the side of the device to the front, and modifies the design of the bezel so that silver is visible, he said.

Yung emphasized that the design was made in response to the German legal authorities, and not to Apple’s claims of patent infringement.

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