Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2011 17:32 UTC
Legal Okay, I didn't see this one coming. German press agency dpa is reporting that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction barring Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being distributed in the entire European Union except for The Netherlands, over a design patent. Competition at its finest, people, and this is clearly in the interest of consumers. I'm ashamed to be European. Updates in the article now. This iterative update process isn't really working when you've got a gazillion of them.
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mkools
Member since:
2005-10-11

Yet he buys Apple products in which he helps funding Apple's law suites.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yet he buys Apple products in which he helps funding Apple's law suites.


OH yes, I'm a hypocrite, I certainly know that. Because I'm not just an editor at OSNews - I'm also a clueless consumer with limited funds. So when I decided to buy a tablet, I chose the best tablet on the market at that point - the iPad 2. There was no discussion about that.

At least I'm honest about my hypocrisy - unlike some other writers on the web ;) .

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pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

You're not a hypocrit Thom, you're just not an ideologist enough.

What you are though is a guy who uses these gadgets for ... what you do. I don't, I don't need them, but to say anything about gadgets in technology industry you need to buy and know them.

And that's still ok. That's actually a better thing. It's like saying: look I have an iPad, it's cool but the the company's vile, limiting, locking-in approach is something I detest. Don't buy it! It has cool apps though...

And that's why the story will not end very soon :-)

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mkools Member since:
2005-10-11

I was just breaking your balls Thom, don't worry I understand you're buying the best thing on the market but I'm curious though, would you still buy one now, after this or get a Galaxy tab 10.1 through grey import instead?

I mean I never did and still don't see any value in owning a tablet but I would almost buy a Galaxy Tab 10.1 right now just because they are forbidden. It's like having a taste of the forbidden fruits and maybe more people think of that right now.

On the other hand, I can imagine the gross of the regular consumers that buy Apple products are not even aware of this already historic battle of the tablets.

I even talked to some iPad / iPhone owners at work and when I asked for their opinion they all said: 'Well, it does look a lot like an iPad don't you think?'

Edited 2011-08-10 22:26 UTC

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