Smartphones: Samsung avoids sales ban with switch
Smartphones from Samsung were banned in the Netherlands because of Apple patent dispute. So Samsung replaced the disputed feature in its smartphones, news report says.
SEOUL, South Korea
The world's No. 2 mobile phone maker is in an intensifying patent fight with Apple Inc. over smartphones and tablet computers that spans 10 countries.
Yonhap news agency said Wednesday that Samsung will remove a feature that Dutch judges called a patent violation and replace it with a different method of browsing pictures on the smartphone that competes with the iPhone.
A Dutch court injunction against three Galaxy mobile devices is due to take effect on Thursday.
The Netherlands is just one of the countries where Samsung has faced a sales ban.