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Samsung Retracts Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011

South Korea based tech heavyweight and Apple’s arch enemy Samsung Electronics officially pulled its brand new Galaxy tablet computer from IFA 2011, held in Berlin, Germany.

The decision against promoting the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was taken by the company after a Dusseldorf court gave its positive nod to Apple’s plea for banning the sale of the controversial product in Germany.

Both the companies have been engaged in a rather bitter legal conflict for sometimes now after the iPhone maker dragged the Galaxy maker into the court, accusing it of infringing some of their key patents. The almost 4 months old legal battle is currently being fought on multiple fronts including the US, Europe, South Korea and Australia

The ban on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 follows another ban imposed by German authorities on the sales of another Galaxy product- the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

"Samsung respects the court's decision... and therefore decided not to display any more the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the IFA," Samsung clarified its stand on the latest developments, according to a BBC News, UK report.

Meanwhile, Samsung continues claiming that it is going to ensure whatever it takes including legal options to maintain a healthy and dandy presence in the Europe.

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.