Three months on from Apple's victory, winning it a preliminary injunction to ban the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, Samsung has announced that it will release the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N this week, just in time for the festive shopping season, with the tablet already available on German retailer websites.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1N will feature two, laughably small changes; change number one, the shape of the bezel has been adjusted, change number two, the speaker has been relocated. It will be highly interesting to discover if Apple is able to block the sale of the new tablet or not. If a block is successful, Samsung will have just gambled away a not unsubstantial amount of money and resources; on the other-hand, if Samsung is able to continue selling the product in a merry old fashion, it would both highlight how silly these design-patent wars have become, with Apple clutching at straws the average consumer wouldn't even notice and set a precedent for this tactic to be used elsewhere around the world.
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