Samsung May Scrap Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

This was all too inevitable -- there comes a time when it's not worth paying the lawyers any more -- as Samsung's lawyers have stated to the Federal court that they may scrap plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 unless it can happen in the next two weeks.

The Brisbane Times reports on the long-ongoing case, which took a twist yesterday when Samsung's lawyers announced that the company was willing to abandon plans to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at all unless it could get it to market in the next two weeks. Missing the Christmas season would render the tablet "dead", according to Samsung's lawyer, Neil Young.

The move comes after Samsung reached out to Apple, offering a quick trial on Apple's patent claims if the company agreed to drop the demand that the Tab 10.1 be blocked from sale. Apple wasn't buying the deal, however. The paper quotes Young as stating that

We're willing to pull out all the stops to get it out by mid-October. We're absolutely desperate."

[Brisbane Times]