Samsung to change Galaxy Tab 10.1 design to bypass German ban

17 Nov 2011

Samsung will modify the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany to bypass the ban a court inflicted on the sale of the tablet after Apple sued the Korean company.

The new version of the device will be named the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. It will have the exact same features as the original, except that the bezel’s design has been changed and the speaker has been relocated.

The redesign comes two months after the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned in Germany after Apple was granted an injunction agains the company. Apple alleged that Samsung had infringed the design of its iPad.

It was one of several lawsuits between the two tech giants which involved not only their tablets but their smartphones too. Samsung has countersued Apple, claiming that it has infringed on its wireless patents.

The companies’ dispute has spread across the globe, with lawsuits being filed in Australia, Japan, the US and Italy.