Samsung today issued the following statement announcing its planned Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch event in Australia has been postponed, citing legal spat with Apple (via Gizmodo):

In light of the current legal proceedings by Apple Inc. against Samsung Electronics Australia, Samsung regrets to announce it will be postponing its media launch event, scheduled for 11th August 2011, for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The company will announce a new date for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 media launch event “as soon as practicable”. It’s another PR blow for Samsung Mobile which has thus far confused the press with inconsistent messages about the Australia situation…

First they said they wouldn’t be selling the tablet in the country until their legal dispute with Apple is settled or they win court approval. The following day the company launched into the offensive mode, re-affirming plans to ship a modified version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. That statement underscored that Apple’s complaint with the Federal Court of Australia involved a Galaxy Tab 10.1 variant they had had no plans of selling in Australia. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual for Samsung’s US branch which is holding a presser in New York this morning to announce a “major” software update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Cross-posted on 9to5Google.com

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