Samsung may have been knocked to the mat by last Friday’s verdict, but its regaining its balance, and unsurprisingly fighting back. Like a determined boxer that just won’t stay down, Samsung on Tuesday triumphantly shouted that it would defend the sale of its smartphones by “all necessary measures.” Round two is about to begin.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Korean company, which released a one-sentence press statement about the whole debacle, will keep fighting to “ensure the availability of [Samsung’s] products in the U.S. market.” The devices Samsung’s referring to are the eight on Apple’s hit list: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II (AT&T), Galaxy S Skyrocket, Galaxy S II (T-Mobile), Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
Samsung said its main course of action will be to modify its products, barring the judge grants the company’s appeal. The Galaxy S III maker is currently talking to wireless carriers about making changes to the eight handsets in question in order to keep them on the market.
Zero of the models are Samsung’s latest flagship devices, sure, but the handsets still allegedly accounted for $1.3 billion in Samsung’s U.S. sales — no small sum. The heavyweight match is far from won; in fact, it seems as though it’s just beginning. Get ready for this one to drag on well into 2013.