Samsung pulls out Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA, unveils Galaxy Note

Posted on Sep 7 2011 - 11:50pm by Thomas Sharp

PC World reported that Samsung erased all traces of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet in the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany. This comes after it received a call from a court in Düsseldorf, the very place where the company is facing a lawsuit filed by its fierce rival, Apple. Apple is accusing Samsung Electronics of infringing iPad-related patents by releasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is far bigger than the 7.7 tablet, but it looks like the court has an issue with the name “Galaxy Tab,” as the Galaxy Note tablet is still up for public viewing. The Samsung Galaxy Note is a tablet or smartphone PC with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display and runs on Google’s Android Gingerbread.

Brendon Gore, Samsung Europe’s PR director, said, “We took it (the Galaxy Tab 7.7) away yesterday. It’s not here. When we get an official communication from the Düsseldorf court, we can comment. That’s all I can say.”

The Galaxy Note is said to have the highest quality display and is the biggest smartphone in the market. IT comes with a 1.4 GHz processor, and has a 2-megapixel front and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Despite its large screen size, the smartphone only weighs 178 grams. Samsung equipped this mobile phone with a stylus, which is reminiscent of past mobile phones.

It still remains to be seen if the operating system can be upgraded to Honeycomb to run applications built for tablets. Samsung did not reveal the smartphone’s release date or price, so we’ll just have to wait for the official announcement.


via: PC World

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