YES! I agree, they copied the Samsung Galaxy S2!
This is why I also believe they head hunted Samsung directly, they realzied that their "NEW" iphone was really just a copy. You'd think they go out of their way to be creative and come up with something new.
On another note, an observation when on forums/blogs. Have you noticed that tech forums where memebers are more tech savy (such as this one) are more prone to be anti-iphone. No suprise here, just stating the obvious.