Samsung has scored yet another victory in the ongoing patent war by releasing Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus in the German market, after getting a similar import ban overturned by an Australian court in December 2011. The original Samsung galaxy Tab was banned in by a European court who had deemed its design too similar to Apple's iPad.
Samsung, which is incidentally Apple's largest component vender for its iPhones and iPads has been facing a series of patent litigations filed by Apple Inc. for its Galaxy series of products. The Galaxy series of smartphones and Tabs, which run on Android and feature Hi-tech specifications similar to that of Apple's iPads have been super-performers for Samsung over past year. Apple considers Galaxy Tabs as 'slavishly' copied iPad 2 running on Android OS.
Apple managed to get the Galaxy Tab sales banned in Australia and Germany, dealing a serious blow to the relations between two major technology companies. Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is considered as one of the major iPad competitors, was effectively kept out of the Australian and German markets since July 2011 and September 2011, respectively.
The industry has been abuzz with rumours about a possible change in Apple component suppliers with Sharp reportedly being selected for supplying displays for new iPad 3. However, most of the rumours have proved to be just rumours so for.
Samsung Galaxy 7.0N Plus still boasts of a 7 inch PLS-LCD display with resolution of 1024x600 pixels. A dual core 1.2GHz processor powers the device with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable to up to 32GB. Rest of the features are similar to Galaxy Tab 7 P1000.
The redesigned tablet was showcased by Samsung at CES 2012 and would be released in Germany later this month, and would set you back by 600 Euros.