Samsung Mobile’s Vice President of Public Relations, Kim Titus, has just confirmed to thedroidguy via phone that Samsung Mobile has removed the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from their booth at IFA 2011 happening now through September 7th at Messe Berlin in Germany.
Android Pit first reported on this earlier in the day as they noticed that not only were the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s oddly missing from the same stands they were at the previous day, but all signage for the Galaxy Tab had also been removed from the booth space or covered up.
Titus forwarded us this statement from Samsung
‘Samsung respects the court’s decision (The District Court in Dusseldorf) made on September 2
and therefore decided not to display any more the GALAXY Tab 7.7 in IFA.
However, we believe it severely limits consumer choice in Germany. Samsung will pursue all available measures,
including legal options, to defend its intellectual property rights and ensure its innovative products remain available to German consumers.’
Samsung has a court hearing in Germany later this month on the issue of patents pertaining to the Galaxy Tab.