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Noon News: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Banned in EU, Facebook Messenger Made Public, Nokia N9 Not Launching in US

Apple has managed to bring a halt to the sale and marketing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 following a ruling in the German court. Apple has managed to divert the case against Samsung in its favour as the Regional Court of Dusseldorf, Germany has banned sale of the tablet device in all countries in the European Union except the Netherlands.

Apple's iOS and Google’s Android Platform in China may prove to be a big competition to Nokia Corporation, as its monopoly in Chinese market seems to be in danger. Industry sources have revealed that continuous efforts from Apple Inc. and Android Smartphone developers such as HTC is posing threats to Nokia Corp. who has managed to maintain a 20-30 percent share in the mobile phone market of China when compared to its global share of 16-17 percent only.

Leading social networking website Facebook has launched a new application on Tuesday which targets Android and Apple’s iOS users specifically. The application is a product of Facebook team in collaboration with tech experts at Beluga, the company, Facebook acquired in March this year.

A new survey has revealed that more than half of adults in the Europe are hooked to playing video games on their consoles. The results inform that in the UK, nearly 68 percent of men and 59 percent of women are dedicated gamers which make them the country with highest ratio of gamer population.

Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia Corporation will not release its highly anticipated Smartphone, the N9 in the United States, latest reports have suggested. Nokia’s N9, the Smartphone which was announced by the company in the month of June has not been featured on any of the websites of network operators and retailers.

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.