Samsung pulls Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011


Samsung stops showcasing latest tablet at IFA 2011 after Apple wins court injunction to block sales of the product in Germany  

Samsung has decided against promoting its new Galaxy Tab 7.7 device (pictured right) at the IFA electronics show in Berlin after a Dusseldorf court granted a request from Apple to ban the sale of the tablet computer in Germany.

The new ruling follows a temporary ban on sales in Germany of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, made by the same court last month. Apple has accused Samsung of copying the design and functionality of its iPhone and iPad products.

Samsung has counter-sued Apple, accusing it of infringing on its wireless patents.

The Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled the Tab 7.7 alongside the Galaxy Wi-Fi 3.6 and Galaxy Note at the annual show last Thursday.

A Samsung spokesperson said: “Samsung respects the court’s decision (The District Court in Dusseldorf) made on September 2 and therefore decided not to display the Galaxy Tab 7.7 anymore in IFA.

“However, we believe it severely limits consumer choice in Germany. Samsung will pursue all available measures, including legal options, to defend its intellectual property rights and ensure its innovative products remain available to German consumers.”