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[THEAGE] Apple wins bid to block rival Samsung tablet

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The Federal Court has granted Apple an injunction to block tech rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

Apple is suing Samsung for patent infringement, arguing the firm "slavishly" copied its market-leading iPad tablet.

Justice Annabelle Bennett today said Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them.
sad day. i hope samsung will come back with an even better offering in their next tablet and win one back.

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It's pretty blatantly obvious that they copied Apple anyways...
There's no denying that
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The only people hurt by this is the consumer as usual. Now all of you poor aussies are stuck with the Crapple...
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I have the galaxy tab 10.1 and Id like to point out its nothing like the ipad, its thinner lighter, uses tegra and doesnt have an apple on the back. they are actually completely different devices, they dont even come in the same colors
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Holy smokes,this is important

This will leave the ipad as the dominant Tablet in Australia,and it may be more expensive for customers.
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It's pretty blatantly obvious that they copied Apple anyways...
There's no denying that
this, especially they try to rival everything Apple has to offer with less-than-innovative designs.
    
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Holy smokes,this is important

This will leave the ipad as the dominant Tablet in Australia,and it may be more expensive for customers.
no, lol, Apple doesn't price their products according to supply/demand
    
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its definitely a kick in the nuts but i think this hold up has cost samsung of any momentum it could've gained from an earlier release anyways.

there's no harm at coming to the game a little bit later, i mean just look at the sgs2. just hit back with a product next year that takes 2 steps ahead so to stay ahead of the half steps apple take every year. in fact timing a release with the next ipad would in my opinion take the wind out apple's sails (pun intended). might not cripple them in sales...but at least be the bull in the china shop as the sgs2 is.
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I wonder if they would have ruled the same way if Jobs didn't pass.
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this, especially they try to rival everything Apple has to offer with less-than-innovative designs.
Apple's designs are hardly innovative... People talk about how Apple redefined the tablet and smartphone but as far as form factor goes that isn't true at all, the designs are clearly adaptive, not revolutionary. Besides, the touch gesture patents that Apple won were only won recently.
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