Australian Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab Lifted, Sales to Commence This Week

From this Friday, Samsung will start selling its Galaxy tablet computers in Australia as it has managed to win a rare legal battle against Apple.

A federal court in Australia decided unanimously to withdraw the preliminary injunction, which was earlier imposed by a lower court that prevented the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The court also granted Apple a stay on withdrawing the sales ban till the afternoon of Friday.

An analyst at HI Investment & Securities in Seoul, Song Myung-sub, said that, "It's hard to expect the ruling to have a major positive impact on Samsung's tablet business or legal cases in other countries as Apple could appeal ... and sales won't be restored anytime soon."

According to Myung-sub, "Apple will continue to dominate the tablet market as Amazon appears to be the only viable threat at the moment and other vendors, including Samsung, continue to struggle", reported Reuters.

In the month of October, a federal court in Australia granted a ruling in favour of Apple Inc. and temporarily barred Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

There have been no comments from Apple about this ruling.