For a brief moment yesterday it looked like our friends down under were going to have to go without the brilliant new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, due to an ongoing legal battle with Apple. 

This official statement from Samsung Australia, however, appears to say otherwise:

" Apple Inc. filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia involving a Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 variant that Samsung Electronics had no plans of selling in Australia. No injunction was issued by the court and the parties in the case reached a mutual agreement which stipulates that the variant in question will not be sold in Australia.

"A Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 for the Australian market will be released in the near future.

"This undertaking does not affect any other Samsung smartphone or tablet available in the Australian market or other countries.

"Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business."

Looks like there has been a major turnaround over the court proceedings in the last 24 hours. It means that while the version Apple has problems with may never see the outback, a different 10.1 will. 

Those UK residents interested in picking up a Galaxy Tab 10.1 will find it goes on sale on 4 August. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.