At the moment, Samsung is banned from selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the U.S. The judge in the Apple-Samsung patent trial imposed the ban in April, and Samsung's efforts to appeal the ruling have failed thus far. Apple claims that Samsung is guilty of ripping off its patented tablet and smartphone designs. The case is expected to drag on for months.
If Samsung does manage to get the ban lifted, its Galaxy 10.1 could prove a holiday hit, particularly with Android smartphone users who want a similar look-and-feel across their mobile devices. Another possibility is that Samsung launches a larger slate with an 11.8-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution--one presumably that looks a little less like the iPad.