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Judge Orders Samsung To Show Unreleased Phones, Tablets

The legal battle between Samsung and Apple has taken an unexpected turn following the ruling by a federal court that asked the former to hand over the prototypes of their new phones to Apple.

Earlier, Apple dragged Samsung to the courtroom by alleging it of copying several key Apple products to give birth to their own tablet devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Infuse 4G and the Droid Charge.

However, the only relieving point for Samsung in the case is that, none other, but only Apple’s legal team for this battle can peep into these prototypes.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 just recently hit the market in the UK, while the Infuse 4G made its debut in the US. The rests of the tablets and phones in question are yet to surface in the market.

Under normal circumstances, Samsung would have at least three months before handing over the prototypes. However, according to the Judge Lucy Koh, Samsung has already revealed quite a bit about the technical aspects of these devices, worse still, even distributed almost 500 units of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the recently held Google I/O developer conference, and hence can’t claim for secrecy.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.