In the months after the iPhone's debut, Samsung brought a slew of new touchscreen phones to market. In June 2008, one year after the iPhone went on sale, the Korean manufacturer announced the i900 Omnia (left), a five-megapixel cameraphone which one reviewer called "technically more advanced than Apple's creation."
The first entry in Samsung's now well-known Galaxy line of mobile devices was the i9000 (right). Released in June 2010 for the Asian market -- and in June through September in the U.S., under the variant names Epic, Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate and Mesmerize -- it was a direct competitor to the iPhone 4. It quickly distinguished itself among other high-end Android phones, earning the number-two spot on Time's list of the top 10 gadgets of 2010.
"Samsung once sold a range of phones," Apple said in its trial brief. "Now Samsung's mobile devices not only look like Apple's ... they use Apple's patented software features to interact with the user."
Apple is asking for billions from Samsung, but the case is unlikely to reshape the smartphone landscape.