Samsung redesigns galaxy Tab 10.1

Device has new frame, speaker repositioned for German market

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Samsung redesigns galaxy Tab 10.1 Samsung has now redesigned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the German market to get round a court ban. (Getty Images)
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 17, 2011

Samsung Electronics will be launching a redesigned version of its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab in Germany to avoid a sales ban on the device imposed by a German court, according to Reuters.

The ban was implemented following a court case by Apple in which the company alleged that the Galaxy Tab violated several of its patents.

For sales in Germany Samsung has changed the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 model's frame and moved the location of its speaker. The redesigned device is called the Galaxy Tab 10.1 N, a Samsung Electronics spokesman told Reuters.

"We modified the model to reflect Apple's claims," he said.

Apple and Samsung have been battling it out in courts across the world since Apple sued Samsung in the US in April, saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets "slavishly" copied the iPhone and iPad.

Apple has so far won preliminary injunctions against some Samsung products in Germany, Australia and the Netherlands, and seeks to block sales of Samsung models in the US.

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