iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung To Launch New Galaxy Tab 10.1N Soon

Samsung has confirmed via Email that it will be launching a new version of its 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, initially in Germany. This follows a successful lawsuit by Apple which saw the sale of Samsung tablets come to an abrupt end in Germany.

A spokesperson told PCMag, "the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a new version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be available in Germany beginning the week of November 21st".

"Samsung has introduced this new version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to meet consumer demand for our innovative and distinctive products. The product will be available only in Germany."

The differences between the old and the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N are likely to be minor possibly limited to the design, rather than anything radical. Nonetheless, Samsung may be forced to roll out the Galaxy Tab 10.1N to other territories as well should the legal wranglings with Apple spill over to other territories.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the best selling tablets on the market and is the most potent rival to the Apple iPad 2, which is probably why Apple went down the legal route.

The lawsuit may be a blessing in disguise, since it will allow Samsung to radically modify the design of the Galaxy Tab to make it even more different compared to Apple's tablet.