Depending on which patents, they may or may not have a legitimate case, who knows.
Problem is, most of the functionality is implemented in software.....
Maybe Apple is going after HTC because it knows it would get s*** stomped by Google.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.