It’s pretty clear that the success of Samsung’s phones is a result of the advanced design of the iPhone that had patents galore. Steve Jobs, after Bill Gates basically stole the Mac GUI to make Windows, patented everything. It’s another reason why Apple is so secretive.
Blackberry’s problems strictly resulted from their ignoring the effect the iPhone would have. It’s unfortunate but true. What will become of Blackberry is anybody’s guess but it’s not optimistic.
In the case of Samsung, they benefitted by using the iPhone concepts. The before iPhone and after iPhone of their phone line is clearly indicative of this. Apple seems to be taking a pounding these days by journalists and the like. It’s nice to see them deservedly win against Samsung. It can’t be about the money as Apple has plenty of that. It’s merely, in my view, the principle.