Samsung Stops Selling Tablets in Australia

F13Bubba - August 1, 2011 09:22PM in Gadgets

News broke this week that tech giant Samsung has halted sales of its Galaxy Tab tablet in Australia. This comes as part of an agreement between the company and rival Apple, which currently has a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in an Australian federal court. Due to the agreement, Samsung is stopping all advertising for the device, and will also stop selling the tablet until either the patent suit is resolved, or the company gets court approval. However, the ban is on the US version of the tablet, and Samsung has said it is preparing an Australian version of the device for sale. As part of the deal, Samsung must also provide Apple three sample devices the week before it starts distributing the revamped tab, pending Apple’s approval. Not one to discriminate, Apple’s legal team also has a number of lawsuits pending against a number of other tech companies, including numerous smartphone rivals.