UK judge rules Apple must publicly admit Samsung did not copy iPad design

Bloomberg reports that UK Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to post notice on the Apple UK website stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design. This comes on the heels of the ruling from the British High Court stating that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7.7 and 8.9 are sufficiently different from Apple’s design, and that all of them are strongly based on prior art. Apple must leave notice on their UK website for six months informing consumers of the ruling.

Apple’s counsel of course pushed back against the ruling, citing that in essence they would be forced to advertise for their competition, telling the court “No company likes to refer to a rival on its website.” Of course, no company wants to spend millions to defend their products from invalid lawsuits, either.

The judge who issued the punishment is also the same person responsible for saying that the Galaxy Tab roster was “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet offering, so there is a slim-to-none chance of consumer confusion when distinguishing the two devices.


Samsung Galaxy Tab is cheaper than 1Malaysia Pad

1Malaysia Pad, unknowned quality local brand tablet introduced quite pricey tablet compared to another local brand such as CSL. I’m not anti local brand, but the marketing strategy for 1Malaysia Pad is not so wise.

Sell at price RM999, the technical specification about 1Malaysia Pad still blur, but here I revealed that you can buy branded gadget, Samsung Galaxy Tab RM100 more cheaper than 1Malaysia Pad at Lazada site. WTH?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch screen, have clear specs, comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (latest OS),1024×600 screen, 16GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 1GHz Dual Core processor and 1GB RAM. This tablet is Wi-Fi only.

1Malaysia Pad just give general info about their tablet, 7 inch screen (no resolution), Android OS (without version), 3MP camera, 1Malaysia Messenger and 1Malaysia Club (don’t know who going to use this software). The best part is the price RM999 limited to first 999 units order only. After that, maybe the price will be increased (kot?).

Maybe MalTechPro company should think back about their tablet price. I checked CSL tablet price is around RM600-RM700++ (maybe cheaper than that). What I know is the CSL using OEM tablet from China and put their brand into it. 1Malaysia Pad seems to be using the same way too. Oh Malaysia.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Selepas Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, kini Samsung cergas memperkenalkan tablet terbaru mereka bersaiz 7.7 inci pula di IFA 2011 Berlin. Tapi versi 7.7 menggunakan skrin paparan AMOLED iaitu teknologi skrin paling cerah setakat ni dan menggunakan processor 1.4 GHz. Ia dilengkapi dengan kamera belakang 3MP dan depan 2MP dan baterinya boleh bertahan selama 10 jam jika dimainkan video tanpa henti. Galaxy Tab 7.7 menggunakan OS Android Honeycomb 3.2. [Read more...]