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Vodafone Australia first carrier to get Galaxy Tab post-ban

updated 12:15 am EST, Mon January 23, 2012

Vodafone picks up Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

Vodafone became the first Australian carrier to begin offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 following the reversed preliminary ban. The Android tablet's 3G version comes subsidized with the device price factored into the monthly rate. It can cost as little as $39 AUD ($41 US) a month on a two-year contract with a 1.5GB monthly cap or as much as $109 AUD ($114 US) on a one-year contract with a large 16GB cap.

The Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi had been on sale almost immediately after Apple's appeal, but it had left any cellular version out of the equation until now.

Many had been surprised by Samsung's win. Apple won a ban in October after persuading the judge that Samsung was imitating much of its work. In overturning the ban, the judge overseeing the appeal thought there had been a basic misinterpretation.

The win is bittersweet for Samsung, since it lost months of sales and is only getting the Tab 10.1 on Australian shelves weeks before Mobile World Congress in late February, when it could have a Galaxy Tab 11.6 that obsoletes the current version.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ElectroTech

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Boycott Samsung consumer products

    If Aussies are honourable and smart, they will avoid Samsung copycat thieves.

  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They're criminals

    That's why they can't have nice things.

  1. Paradise Pete

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who in their right mind would commit to using this model for two years, and pay $$$ monthly for the privilege?

  1. facebook_Philippe

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    Joined: Jan 2012



    Paradise Pete, I think the response is in the question. "Who in their right mind". We re talking about Android users here. What else would you expect? Logical behaviour?

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