Samsung should be happy to know that the temporary sales ban on Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US has been lifted by a US court. The ban was put in place after Apple claimed the device infringed its intellectual property.
The jury found that Samsung had not violated Apple’s patent that was the basis for the ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The WiFi-only 16Gb Honeycomb tablet will sell for $499 and the32Gb model will sell for $599. This version will feature Android version 3.1 Honeycomb, 2 cameras, TouchWiz UX, Samsung’s Media Hub and additional capabilities when the tablet’s connected to a TV via a dock or adapter.
Samsung started selling Galaxy Note 10.1 to challenge Apple’s iPad. The mini tablet cost the same as iPad and it is equipped with a digital pen and a split screen mode.
The Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will go on sale in the US, the U.K. and South Korea this Thursday. The price starts at $499 for the basic model with 16 gigabytes of storage and $549 for the 32-gigabyte model. The Galaxy Note runs on Android and has a quad-core processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM for running the split screen functionality.
With the the imminent release of the Galaxy Note 10.1, and check out the official commercial from Samsung. There is no shipping date yet due to Judge Lucy Koh’s decision to halt Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in the US. Why? Because this table is infringing on Apple’s design IP.