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Following a decision by an Australian judge to uphold a temporary injunction that prevents Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet Down Under, Samsung lashed out at Apple by aiming to block sales of the iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia. The Korean tech giant is also looking to ban sales of Cupertino’s latest iPhone in France and Italy, over the alleged infringement of two wireless telecommunications technology patents that Samsung holds, specifically for Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.

According to the Italian news outlet Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI), Milan judges turned down Samsung’s request for a sales ban of the iPhone 4S smartphone in Italy. This means that the Cupertino based tech iPad and iPod maker can go ahead with the smartphone’s Italian launch which was scheduled for the end of this month.

The court did however agree with both companies requests to submit additional evidence, with this decision being up for review on 16 December.
 
In related news Samsung reportedly managed to crossed the 20 million smartphone shipment mark with its Android-, bada, and Windows 7-operating smartphones, to surpass Apple and become the number one smartphone maker.

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