Samsung Galaxy Tab ban back on in Australia

Summary:The ban on selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia has been extended by another week after the federal court scheduled a special-leave hearing

Australians will not be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet next week, after the Australian High Court extended the ban on the device until 9 December, for the purpose of an expedited special-leave hearing.

The decision, made on Friday, means that Samsung's win over Apple on Wednesday in the Federal Court of Australia has turned into a bittersweet victory. The Korean gadget maker's hurried plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in time for the Christmas sales period have been thrown into disarray.

Justice John Dyson Heydon's orders mean that Samsung and Apple will meet again on 9 December for an application for special leave to appeal the verdict handed down by the full bench of the Federal Court (meaning that next Friday's hearing will be about whether or not the High Court will hear the appeal proposed by Apple, as opposed to hearing the appeal itself).

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch delayed again on ZDNet Australia.

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