The new Galaxy Tab 7.7 was pulled out of the IFA electronics fair in Berlin because Apple’s requested to ban Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 7.7 product in Germany. The two companies are fighting a legal battle from US, Europe, South Korea and Australia since April, claiming that South Korea’s Samsung has infringed its patents with the Galaxy line of smartphone and tablet computers, arguing that it has copied the designs of iPhone and iPad.
“Samsung respects the court’s decision… and therefore decided not to display any more the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the IFA,” the company said in a statement, according to AFP news agency.
A company spokesman was quoted by AFP as saying that the court ruling “severely limits consumer choice in Germany”.
However, Samsung said it would take “all available measures, including legal options” to maintain it share in the European market.