Samsung Galaxy Tab Opens Shop in Netherlands

Korean electronic juggernaut Samsung is launching its ‘troubled’ Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Dutch market today- the only place in Europe where the tab is allowed to go on sale.

Amidst an intense legal dispute against the US based rival Apple, the future of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to be very much bleak. Samsung suffered a massive setback last week when the Regional Court of Dusseldorf, Germany imposed a ban on the sales of the hugely anticipated tablet device in all countries in the European Union except the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, the iPhone maker appealed last week to a Dutch court to ban the sales of three Samsung smartphones as well as Samsung’s tablet devices including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for their alleged infringement of some key Apple patents.

The terms of Apple's filing in Netherlands are quite broad compared to the rest of the EU as Netherlands' ports are used by technology companies to import their goods into the EU.

However, the judge hearing the case turned down the appeal saying that the verdict on the case will come by mid-September.

"The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be on sale from Tuesday" in a large electronics chain around the country, Tamara Villani, a spokeswoman in Samsung, Netherlands announced on Monday, Slash Gear reports.