VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA 2011: hands-on first look review

Samsung's new iPad 2 killer, controversially removed from German trade show
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A closer video look at the product that caused the biggest strom of controversy at the IFA 2011 consumer electronics show in Berlin last week. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7, the product that’s set to replace its original 7in Galaxy Tab, appeared briefly on the company’s stand at the European trade show – before being pulled from display without warning, the result of a legal dispute with rival, iPad 2 maker Apple, over intellectual property. The dispute chiefly concerns European sales of the 7.7′s big brother, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1.

By Sunday, all trace of the device was gone, and Samsung staff refused to be drawn on its status.

Samsung’s European PR director, Brendon Gore, told reporters: “We took it away yesterday. It’s not here. When we get an official communication from the Dusseldorf court, we can comment. That’s all I can say.”