Samsung pulls Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA consumer electronics show
Impact of Apple lawsuit
The tablet had been revealed to consumers in Berlin on Friday, but a new injunction issued by a Dusseldorf court has since forced it to withdraw the device due to the ongoing patent infringement case with Apple.
Injunction "limits consumer choice"
It was initially unclear whether the device had been pulled from the show directly because of the injunction or for other reasoning within the South Korea based manufacturer. However, Samsung soon issued a statement via spokesman to confirm their situation.
Samsung respects the courts decision, said Samsung's James Chung. He also went on to add that the injunction severely limits consumer choice in Germany.
Photographs published by This is my Next reveal how the tablet and its advertisements have been covered up or taken away on the IFA show floor.Cooking with Apples
In late August, a Dusseldorf court overruled a similar injunction placed upon the Galaxy Tab 10.1, allowing Samsung to sell the device across Europe after it had initially been banned.
There were also accusations of Apple falsifying evidence in its case against the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
[source: Bloomberg and This is my Next]