Samsung Delays New Phone Out of Respect For Steve Jobs

Samsung and Apple may be in the middle of a nasty patent war, but the Korean company and Google have decided to cancel their Unpacked event out of respect for Steve Jobs.

“Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11.  Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.  We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course.”

Samsung released a teaser video for their Nexus Prime smartphone on the same day Apple announced the iPhone 4S. The new device is rumored to be the flagship phone for Google’s newest version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich. Many believe this will be the device that gives the iPhone 4S a run for its money this holiday season. The new Nexus Prime smartphone is rumored to feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.6-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera and 1GB of RAM.

Samsung also announced they would file two injunction requests against the iPhone 4S in France in Italy before Jobs passed away.

“Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology,” Samsung said in a statement. “We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.”

It’s still unclear if Samsung will continue their battle with Apple, or extend the olive branch now that they seem to be playing nice.