19
Jul
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The "Anymode Smart Case" for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been pulled from the market by none other than Samsung itself, due to lack of proper "Designed for Samsung Mobile" certification on Anymode's part. The Smart Case bears a strong resemblance to the iPad 2's Smart Cover, which led to some pretty harsh criticism when it was first released, and probably to its current situation as well. It's worth noting that while the Anymode case may look like Apple's Smart Cover, it doesn't offer the same functionality (i.e. sleep mode, etc).

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Samsung had this to say about the case:

As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark. In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation. We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from the Anymode sales website. The product has not been sold.

This could mean that eventually we may see this case re-released with proper certification, but somehow I just don't see that happening. Of course, that's just my opinion, and only time will tell.

[Android Community]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Brendon

    This case for the ipad is a POS anyways, the ipad flops all over the place and its not stable at all

  • David Ruddock

    Makes sense - given the product the Samsung authorization might open them up to litigation from Apple, this case is clearly a knockoff of the iPad 2's as made by Apple, and I'm willing to bet Apple's got a patent just waiting to get approved for it.

    Nothing wrong with covering your ass.

  • LAmDroid

    ofcourse nobody notices that it much more resembles the INCASE design that predates the iP@d2.. which is probably where Apple copied the idea from

    • Zomby

      No! No! It's clearly a copy of the iPad 2 Smart Cover... it has COLORS and everybody knows Apple has a copyright on colored items.

      Seriously, are there really people who think Apple actually invented any of the technology they're selling?

      • DDP

        Mannnnnnnnnnnnn.... smfh.

  • http://www.newcomputerstore.co.uk Ron

    Interesting. I think it is just right that they have pulled it

  • DDP

    I find it funny that people are SLAMMING Samsung for "copying" the smart cover when they didn't even manufacturer it, SMH.

    Then a guy on 9ti5mac had the nerve to say "they just cut a little off for the camera". The smart cover doesn't EVEN have a back! See, this is why I hate most Apple fans.. effin mindless IDIOTS! But Apple took the Incase design and they all of a sudden "created it", and didn't copy anything...?!