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Samsung denied early iPad 3/iPhone 5 access but Apple sales injunction hopes fade

Samsung denied early iPad 3/iPhone 5 access but Apple sales injunction hopes fade

Disappointment in the courts for both Apple and Samsung this week, as neither company gets its own way in the ongoing legal spat over design copying and patent infringement. Samsung's demands to see Apple's unannounced iPad 3 and iPhone 5 - which prompted accusations of harassment from the Cupertino company -have been denied, FOSSpatents reports; however, it also looks unlikely that Apple will secure a preliminary injunction against Samsung products going on sale in the US.

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So You Want A Tablet?

So You Want A Tablet?

Scan the headlines, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that everybody had a tablet these days. The iPad broke the market open, and since that point we've seen a torrent of rivals each trying to take the touchscreen crown. It's a tricky segment to judge, and even harder if you're trying to take your first steps into tableteering. Get up to speed with your options - and advice on which slate to select - after the cut!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung may be popping bottles over its 1m Galaxy S II sales success in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped the company's engineers from planning ahead. Mobile comms president J.K. Shin told Dow Jones Newswires that not only was Samsung planning a 4G tablet for later in 2012, "an evolution of and an enhanced version of" the Galaxy Tab slates we've seen so far, but a replacement for the Galaxy S II in the first half of 2012.

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Apple wins early access to Samsung phones/tablets in copycat case

Apple wins early access to Samsung phones/tablets in copycat case

Samsung must hand over samples from its current and incoming smartphone and tablet range, along with marketing materials, to Apple's legal team as part of an "expedited discovery" process to see whether allegations of design similarity are accurate. That's the ruling of San Jose Federal Judge Lucy Koh, Courthouse News reports, who brought forward access to the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Infuse 4G and DROID Charge after Apple "produced images of Samsung products and other evidence that provide a reasonable basis for Apple's belief that Samsung's new products are designed to mimic Apple's products."

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 surfaces in Russia with Keyboard Dock [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 surfaces in Russia with Keyboard Dock [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 still isn't expected to hit retail until later in the year, but that hasn't stopped the 8.9-inch slate from popping up around the world for a sneaky series of appearances. After Germany earlier this month it's now the turn of Russia, with mforum.ru grabbing some hands-on time with the Tab 8.9 - and some accessories - at the tablet's debut there this week.

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Samsung Smart TV live streaming to Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung Smart TV live streaming to Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung may have had 3D video-on-demand to announce at IFA 2011 this morning, but the company was also demonstrating its smart TV streaming system that can squirt a live video feed from a D7000 or D8000 series HDTV to one of the company's Android-based devices. We grabbed some hands-on time to see whether this is the setup to retire your SlingBox for; check out the video demo and more after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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