Sure, there are slight differences, and maybe they add up to enough of a difference for a lawsuit to not be possible, but it looks almost exactly the same. The patents were filed in July, shortly after the release of the iPhone, coincidence? I think not.
We could see it in a new Zune Phone, maybe the next version of Windows Mobile, so the iPhones competitors can come out with something that truly looks and works almost exactly like the iPhone. That’s probably the only way they’ll give the iPhone any competition is to copy it almost exactly.