The gears are already in motion whether Apple likes it or not. T-Mobile confirmed that it will be the first to sell Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet — a tablet that's been banned from sale in a few European countries for ripping off the iPad's design.
While Samsung and Apple are slapping each other around in international courtrooms like children on a playground, T-Mobile is sticking it to Apple by preparing to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on its network.
Here's a nice nugget T-Mobile left on its U.S. Facebook page:
This week, we announced the fastest Galaxy in our smartphone universe. Today, we can confirm that we'll be adding yet another great Galaxy to our lineup: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks on this awesome tablet.
If you've been eyeing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 since it was announced earlier this year, you might want to keep tabs on it. Who knows how the showdown between Apple and Samsung will end. It could be pulled from store shelves shortly afterm if Apple's planning to make another stink about it being a rectangle with a black bezel.
We've yet to hear whether or not Samsung's 2001: A Space Odyssey "evidence" will force Apple back into its Cupertino shell.