Harry - 2:48 am on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
The multi-touch patents Apple allegedly has are over-rated. They are very minimal and do not cover much. Also, many other vendors have been using several of the features of the iPhone before the iPhone was ever released.
Do any of you remember the threat Apple made to Palm when the Palm Pre was unveiled? Why didn't Apple sure Palm?
Maybe its because Apple swiped the grid icon interface, the plane mode, the proximity sensors, the light sensors and many more patents from Palm and probably decided to skip a fight with an opponent with a wide patents library.
HTC on the other hand is quite poor when it comes to patents and is the weak link in the Android arena.
Me, I like neither Google nor Apple so will enjoy seeing the two self destruct each other. Bring on the pop corn!