Samsung had just announced its new tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, at the IFA electronics trade show, but it had to be taken off from the show following a court approval of an Apple requested injunction.
The ban on selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany, by the Dusseldorf regional court, is the latest move in the patent issue between Apple and Samsung, after an injunction claim by Apple that Galaxy Tab has lifted the design from Apple’s iPad.
Both the tablets, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 are banned temporarily, and the ban could be lifted if Samsung were to win its patent disputes against Apple. Suing Samsung and the attempt to stop its sales worldwide, clearly shows Apple’s insecurity of the demand and potential of the devices of its biggest competitor. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes with a 7.7-inch display and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, similar to the display of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Super AMOLED Plus panel.
The tablet runs on Android 3.2, with Samsung’s usual modifications known as TouchWiz. It runs on a dual-core 1.4 GHZ processor also found in the new Galaxy Note along with an HSPA+ radio promising theoretical download speeds as high as 21Mbps and a 5,100 mAh battery which can afford a video playback time of 10 hours.
Galaxy Tab 7.7 offers a memory of 16GB to 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. It also comes with 802.11n WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and dual 3MP and 2MP cameras.
This is the first mobile tablet to include pre-loaded Game Hub and it also features access to Samsung’s Music Hub service which offers 15 million songs for preview, download and play. The Reader Hub service provides a library filled with 2.3 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 3,000 magazines in up to 49 languages, and Samsung’s Social Hub service includes email, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
Galaxy Tab 7.7 is preloaded with Google Mobile Services including more than 250,000 applications on Android Market, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps 5.7 with 3D maps, video chat and Google talk with video.