Samsung has today announced the launch of its GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Australia – the tablet which Apple has been fighting to intercept, amid claims of infringement and copying from the design of the iPad.
The launch follows the Australian Federal Court’s decision last week to lift the ban on sales of Samung’s GALAXY 10.1 in Australia, despite a one week extension granted to Apple soon after in order to prepare an appeal.
The announcement marks the end of months of feuding between Samsung and Apple, which began in April this year after Apple alleged that Samusng had ‘borrowed heavily’ from components of the iPad in its design of the GALAXY Tab. Samsung responded by making slight modifications to the tablet, to present the ’10.1′ model, claiming it was an original product.
“The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is testament to Samsung’s dedication to innovation in designing a premium tablet which accommodates the unique needs of consumers today,” said Tyler McGee, VP of Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia.
“With content exclusive to our device, we believe the GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a new class of product that will lead the tablet market.”
The GALAXY features a 3-Megapixel rear camera and a 2-Megapixel front camera, 1080p HD video and Flash playback and will be available in the lead up to Christmas from retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Good Guys, Myer, Bing Lee and Office Works with an RRP of $579 (16GB WiFi variant) and a RRP of $729 (16GB 3G variant).