Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Sep 2011 10:59 UTC
Legal Well, that's interesting. What some already speculated has now been confirmed by Reuters: Apple's 'victory' in Germany turns out to be remarkably hollow. While Samsung Germany may no longer sell or advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1, this ban does not cover anybody else. So, retailers will still be able to sell the device - including purchasing new stock from other Samsung branches.
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Whack a' Mole
by joelito_pr on Sat 10th Sep 2011 12:39 UTC
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2005-07-07

Is Apple willing to spend the kind of money needed to sue all retailers?

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RE: Whack a' Mole
by unoengborg on Sat 10th Sep 2011 13:03 in reply to "Whack a' Mole"
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2005-07-06

And everytime they sue, they send a message to the market that the Galaxy tab is the main competitor to the iPad. The iPad will stand out as the product that was not good enough to make it on its own merits without legal help. How smart is that.

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by darknexus on Sat 10th Sep 2011 13:53 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
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2008-07-15

And everytime they sue, they send a message to the market that the Galaxy tab is the main competitor to the iPad. The iPad will stand out as the product that was not good enough to make it on its own merits without legal help. How smart is that.

I think you're under the mistaken impression that the majority of people will actually think about such things. In reality, they won't care. iPad shiny, iPad good. Samsung getting sued, Samsung bad. That's the extent of most average consumers' intelligence these days, at least here in the states.

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 10th Sep 2011 18:46 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
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2006-07-14

Yeah, no.

If I wanted a tablet, and had enough for a galaxy, I'd still probably go for the ipad2 at this point.

But at this point, I don't want a tablet. We'll see what ice cream and the ipad 3 bring about. Maybe they'l make 'em actually cost effective.

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by MacTO on Sun 11th Sep 2011 05:27 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
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2006-09-21

Those who are obsessed with Apple to the point of irrationality, sure. But they wouldn't have bought the competitor's product anyhow.

Techies who are obsessed with every gadget on the market, well, Apple is giving Samsung great exposure.

The vast majority though? I doubt that many people outside of technophiles and investors will even read the headlines.

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RE: Whack a' Mole
by darknexus on Sat 10th Sep 2011 13:53 in reply to "Whack a' Mole"
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2008-07-15

Is Apple willing to spend the kind of money needed to sue all retailers?

Do you even have to ask?

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