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iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung To Launch New Galaxy Tab 10.1N Soon

Samsung has confirmed via Email that it will be launching a new version of its 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, initially in Germany. This follows a successful lawsuit by Apple which saw the sale of Samsung tablets come to an abrupt end in Germany.

A spokesperson told PCMag (opens in new tab), "the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a new version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be available in Germany beginning the week of November 21st".

"Samsung has introduced this new version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to meet consumer demand for our innovative and distinctive products. The product will be available only in Germany."

The differences between the old and the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N are likely to be minor possibly limited to the design, rather than anything radical. Nonetheless, Samsung may be forced to roll out the Galaxy Tab 10.1N to other territories as well should the legal wranglings with Apple spill over to other territories.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the best selling tablets on the market and is the most potent rival to the Apple iPad 2, which is probably why Apple went down the legal route.

The lawsuit may be a blessing in disguise, since it will allow Samsung to radically modify the design of the Galaxy Tab to make it even more different compared to Apple's tablet.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.