Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Lifted in Australia

It’s good news for everyone who wanted to buy a Galaxy Tab 10.1 down under. People in Australia can now buy Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the ban on the device has been lifted and Samsung can now sell the device in Australia. Earlier this year, Apple filed an injunction against Samsung and managed to block the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1. When the preliminary injunction was lifted after a lower court was overruled, Apple appealed in the High Court but that appeal has been rejected.

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Although the ban has been lifted with immediate effect, it will still take a week or more for Samsung to ship the devices to Australia since they were not able to import it to Australia because of the ban. Holiday season is coming up and Samsung will be delighted as they will definitely sell a lot of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the coming days. While this win will definitely add up to the profit and sales, it can also be seen as symbolic since Samsung suffered a huge blow to its image after the ban.
This isn’t the only patent war going on between tech giants. Yesterday, Samsung’s petition to block sales of iPhone 4S in France, UK and Italy was rejected. Apple earlier this year managed to get a ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany when Samsung’s lawyer wasn’t able to differentiate between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad2. However, Motorola managed to win a lawsuit against Apple’s product that have GPRS in Germany. If Motorola goes ahead with the lawsuit, they might be able to get the sale of Apple’s product banned in Germany. A lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung is still pending in the US and in many ways is the most important one.
With all these patent wars and lawsuit in process, we don’t know which product will be banned in which nation, but if you live in Australia “It’s time to Tab”.

[via Techieinsider].

Samsung Galaxy Tab 730: Yet Another Awesome Tab By Samsung

Tablets, a new breed of devices, a trend started by the great Steve jobs when apple launched iPad in January 2010. Ever since, tablets have become so popular that some time back, I read an article which said computer giant HP may shut down its Netbook production!, such popular are these tablets.

Due to the recent jump in the sales figures of the tablets, many companies, big and small both have entered the tablet market. But in my opinion there is no better tablet than ipad at the moment, but then again , EACH TO HIS OWN. Being an avid apple fan, I hate to say this, but galaxy tab is not far behind the apples ipad.Is it just because of the mighty operating system android? Lets find out.

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The tablet comes with android 3.1, also known as Honeycomb OS, Although google has released its new operating system, namely Ice Cream Sandwich ,but it hasn’t released the source code for tables, i.e, ICS is just available for smartphones as of now. Tab 730 boasts of an 8.9 inch screen with a resolution of 1200×800. A good thing is, its sleek, and powerful too. With a chassis which is as slim as 8.6 mm, it houses a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor.
Memory provided is 1gb, which smoothly powers android 3.1.
As far as the cameras are concerned , a 3mp rear camera, mediocre by the sounds of it,has auto focus and records 720p HD video.Also has a 2mp front camera which can be used for video calling!

The battery is pretty good too, lasts easily for 10 hours given you use it moderately.

Now, The price , it will cost you about 31,000 to own this tablet, but then again, what would you do? Would you buy and try the new Samsung tab? Or will you just stick to the kings crown, The ipad?

The choice is yours .