The German courts sided with Apple earlier this week, which dealt a hefty blow to Samsung, effectively barring the import of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets into the European Union (except for the Netherlands). However, if you're in the UK and desperate to get your hands on a Galaxy Tab 10.1, all may not be lost. TechRadar reports that despite the August 9 ruling, retailers have been given the green light to continue selling the tablets.
If all this sounds a bit confusing, don't worry, it's actually quite simple. The ban is on the import of Galaxy Tab 10.1s. However, retailers have been given the go ahead to sell off any stock they purchased prior to the ruling. That means the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available to buy until there are no more sitting on shelves or in store rooms. Once they sell out, that will be it.
So, what are your chances of getting one? Unfortunately, it doesn't look good. Amazon has listed all three variations of the 10.1 as unavailable. Customers can sign up for notifications as to when the products will become available again, but that's it. PC World has it listed on the site but when you try and purchase it, the site says it's unavailable, and the same goes for sister store Currys. You might have better luck in-store, but they're clearly going fast. Let us know if you manage to snag one!