Following a recent injunction blocking Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Germany, FOSS Patents reports that Samsung has now launched a slightly modified version of the tablet (the Galaxy Tab 10.1N) in order to work around the injunction and continue selling the device.
The German injunction specifically prohibited sales only of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, due to patent violations against Apple. The new 10.1N features extremely slight violations, such a the addition of a thin metal band to the front of the device. The above image shows the revised model, on top, in comparison to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1
The changes are likely just enough to get around the ruling, but Samsung clearly seems to be asking for trouble by trying to side-step the court in this matter – if Apple complains, it’s likely that the slightly modified device will be banned as well.