Online seller has confirmed it will continue to sell the banned Galaxy Tab 10.1 despite legal order forbidding its sale on Aussie soil. Mobile retailer MobileCity, which has an Australian domain name, although is Hong Kong based, will continue selling the device despite Apple preventing the sale of the rival Android device here, following a protracted legal patents battle.
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The e-tailer refused to comment on its continued defiance of the legal ban, saying:
“The Apple case in the Federal Court involving the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is under legal privilege and MobiCity is not in a position to give a statement on the case given it has no involvement in the proceedings,” a MobiCity spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement to SmartHouse.
But despite the court order issued last month: “MobiCity continues to offer the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for sale in many variants at goo.gl/TGwzd,” it confirmed, adding the devices come complete with an Australian 12 month warranty.
“These models are all supplied with a 12 month warranty via Australian Warranty Services in Australia.”
The e-tailer which is selling the Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi and 3G) and the not-yet-released Tab 8.9, also flogs Apple’s iPad and iPhone.
It confirmed having receiving a letter from Apple’s lawyers requesting it to comply with the injunction two weeks ago, as did online electronics e-tailer dMavo whose boss, Wojtek Czarnocki, questioned whether Apple was “bluffing.”
However, it appears some retailers do give a stuff about the possibility of Apple legal action.
Apads.com.au, retailer of Android tablets, confirmed to The Australian yesterday it would cease selling the Honeycomb Tab 10.1 until the patent dispute was resolved.
However, the Android specialist are still selling Tab 10.1 accessories like keyboards docks and folio cases and is also flogging Tab 8.9 16GB and 3G models, although technically they are not covered by the Australian ban.
“The battle’s not over yet” Chris Baxter, Baxter IP lawyers Sydney declared last month following the ruling against Samsung, and it looks like he’s right.