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5th Oct 2011 | 09:17

Samsung to pursue iPhone 4S ban

Apple haters cheer wildly

TechRadar rating:

4.5 stars

The iPhone 4S is Apple's best yet, and keeps the Cupertino brand front and centre in the minds of the prospective smartphone user.

Like:

Great camera; Fast processor; Superb graphics and screen; Slick OS; Solid feel in the hand; Siri voice recognition;

Dislike:

Costly; No flash integration; Outdated contacts menu;

As promised, Samsung has said that it will pursue a sales ban on the newly announced iPhone 4S in France and Italy as part of its on-going patent dispute with Apple.

Samsung is filing two preliminary injunctions against Apple, and described the move as taking the two companies into "an all-out war".

It claims that the new handset infringes on two patents to do with mobile technology, although Samsung would not elaborate further as to what these were.

War – what is it good for

"Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free-ride on our technology, and we will steadfastly protect our intellectual property," said a Samsung spokesperson.

"We are virtually going into an all-out war."

This fighting talk suggests we'll see more aggressive moves from both Samsung and Apple as the two thrash out their patent concerns in court.

The long-running case has already seen Apple have sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, Australia and, briefly, the UK.

Via PhysOrg

Want to know what Samsung wants you to miss out on? Here's our iPhone 4S hands on video, fresh from the Apple event last night:

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