Hardly flattering to the competition, the Mobile World Congress is abuzz with one thing: the iPhone, at least according to AppleInsider. Whether Samsung or Sony, LG or Nokia, one thing is on the minds of the comp - making Apple's device hit rock bottom.
The way to do it? Make App Stores of their own, add touch screens, gaming features - in short, in order to beat the iPhone, you have to copy it piece by piece, then debut it with your own name and vision.
They forget however, the iPhone is successful for many reasons, but one of the major ones is that it shares a common hardware ancestor and until something massive happens with its chipset, apps designed for the App Store work mostly equally across all iDevices. No manner of tweaking, hacking, and smashing components into carbon fibre shells will allow other vendors to come even close to that.
Apple have always supported the tight integration of software and hardware. No other manufacturer runs such a tight ship - in fact, I think they suck.