Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled out from IFA, while Galaxy note makes waves. Though there remains sort of confusion over what is it, a smart phone or a tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was launched with great fanfare at IFA in Berlin merely two days ago. But even before many were able to have an opportunity to watch it, the whole stuff was taken back at an amazing speed by the Korean technology giant.
Apple seems to be haunting Samsung from Australia to the US and now here in Germany. This is not the only issue that one of the biggest smart phone manufacturers in the world is facing. There is another and seems like a bigger challenge that it may face in the coming days and that challenge comes from Google.
Google since it bought mobile business of Motorola seems to be on the minds of Samsung bosses. Google so far had no substantial interest in smart phone manufacturers though it was the driving force behind much of the software that was available in the market in the form of Android. Not just Samsung, but Motorola and HTC and other smaller smart phone manufacturers too were using it liberally in their smart phone. But with Google buying Motorola’s smart phone business there were reasons to fear that some point of time it may try to take advantage of being the source of their software.
Meanwhile Samsung officials at the IFA Berlin say that they are waiting for a ruling in a case filed by Apple regarding the Tablet. A Samsung official says, “We took it away yesterday. It’s not here…When we get an official communication from the Dusseldorf court, we can comment. That’s all I can say.”
Apple had approached Dusseldorf court claiming that the appearance of Galaxy Tab is very similar to that of Cupertino based iPad 2. Apple iPad 2’s design is registered with the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
But going by this claim, almost all the tablets available in the market right now look very close to Apple iPad tablet that was the first to hit the market.