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Samsung bets big on Galaxy line at IFA

Samsung doesn't appear to be letting a little thing like a court ruling banning the sale of its Galaxy product range dampen its spirits, with the company splashing out on a banner at Berlin's Tegel airport advertising its wares.

Part of the company's marketing campaign for IFA 2011 - the Berlin-based consumer electronics event - the oversized advert carries images of the company's latest entrants to the Galaxy product line: the Galaxy Note, a combination smartphone and tablet designed to take over from the now-cancelled Dell Streak 5, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the world's first tablet to feature the same Super AMOLED Plus technology that goes into Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone.

The advertising spend comes as Samsung battles Apple in the courts, with The Hague ruling that the company must cease selling its Galaxy smartphone range and a court in Düsseldorf issuing a pan-European ban - swiftly removed pending a review - on the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

Clearly, Samsung is confident that it will - eventually - emerge victorious in its case against Apple, as judging by the likely cost of the Tegel advertising campaign it's putting a great deal of money and effort behind its Android-based Galaxy product line.