Despite a legendary legal battle currently underway between Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, Samsung has introduced a new tablet.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus comes with Android 3.2, the latest version of Honeycomb, along with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and support for HSPA+ 4G mobile data. That’s the 4G standard currently used by AT&T and T-Mobile.
There will be both 16 GB and 32 GB models available, but a release date has not been announced.
The timing of this new device’s introduction is somewhat surprising, since Samsung is currently banned from selling Galaxy Tabs in Australia and Germany, and is embroiled in similar legal battles all over the world.
In response, Samsung has filed a landslide of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple for various mobile technologies.
It doesn’t end there. Apple is now trying to ban sales of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G phone in the US, which would run on T-Mobile. In response, the carrier is coming out and saying enough is enough.
T-Mobile stepped into the case and asked the court if it could submit a legal filing in the hopes of preventing any sort of preliminary injunction. The carrier also wants to appear at the hearing when Apple and Samsung lawyers will present their case next month.
T-Mobile has joined Verizon in a growing list of companies siding with Samsung in this ugly intellectual property battle.