Here is an interesting point to make. The battle with Apple is over the look and feel of android on Samsung. As I stated earlier Apple has a home-field advantage and it seems likely that the jury is going to rule in Apple's favor.
Well personally I do not like this potential outcome and have long had my issues with Apple it probably is going to double its market share in the near-term as the ruling will impact the sales of Apple's iPhone5.
So shorting Apple is not in the cards. However buying Apple strikes me as a sad return on investment.
But this is a battle over look and feel and if we are looking for companies that have a very different look and feel associated with their equipment I would say Microsoft and RIM are in the running.
As a matter of fact, I think they are better solutions in someways for the rest of prosumers that want to use the web for something other music and video (there has to be at least 3 of us).
So RIM will probably be needed by Google, come back to life. Or my favorite recent Eureka (Greek for Brain Fart) - Amazon.
Not because Canada is close, but because Taking the AWS and connecting it to business requirements for mobile would be a great addition for them. Candidly, I like a lot of assets in RIM, Security, Messenger and their Web services strike me as a good deal.