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post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by pazuzu View Post


Barack Obama uses a Blackberry.

And look at the damn state that the country is in.

 

Exactly.

post #42 of 58
So, does BB actually have some sort of design patent covering their keyboard? Actual legal protection?
post #43 of 58

As for this article, even though I've spoken a lot of trash about Blackberry before, and I still believe that they are doomed and virtually finished as a consumer company, that keyboard is a blatant copy of the Blackberry keyboard. So go ahead and sue Ryan Seacrest's ass.

post #44 of 58
several points of difference, more keys, different key profiles, (blackberry looks to have one rounded corner where the Ryan kb appears in the image at least to cut further down to one side of the key, and has no apparent shape on the space bar, maybe not as cut and dried as BB might think
post #45 of 58
You gotta be kidding me. I had a BB and I made more mistakes using their BB keyboard. The keys were simply to small.
post #46 of 58
Anyone used a BlackBerry keyboard? Most PATHETIC input method known to human kind and some flake from a TV show that means about as much to me as a festering ball of dog snot goes and tries to bring it to the Mac because he's too stupid to be able to type on a non-physical keyboard?

I can type just as fast and just as accurately on the iPhone keyboard as I can on a standard desktop/laptop keyboard but I am so inaccurate on a BlackBerry keyboard let alone one attached to an iPhone.
post #47 of 58
Looking at the pics, I can clearly see the similarities. BB will make a couple of bucks from royalties off of this. And so will whoever buys up their patent portfolio when they go under.
post #48 of 58
Layers of stupid:

1) Apple needs to provide a swype-style keyboard. The lack of swype is funny to Android users in the same way that Blackberry's keyboard is funny to iPhone users.

2) Nobody wants a hard keyboard. A year or two ago, there was still a niche market for it. Now there is not.

3) This will have no impact on Blackberry's business. Their costs of suing probably outweigh any revenue they stand to lose.
post #49 of 58
Haha… blackberry is waisting there time and money again. And that keyboard was originally by palm. What a load
post #50 of 58

BB is right to sue so 5 copies are not sold.  

 

I can't imagine anyone wanting one now.  Maybe in 2007...

post #51 of 58

It would be helpful if someone had included which patent(s) Blackberry says Typo is violating. I found an article from 2011 talking about a Blackberry patent (8224393 B2) for the Q10 but when I looked at it, the keyboard used two characters per key. The Typo keyboard is an industry standard qwerty layout with one character per key. RIM/Blackberry has a lot of patents and a quick search of the USPTO gave too many to review but I'm sure Typo will be able to find keyboard layout standards that preclude Blackberry from winning this suit.

 

 

 

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8224393.PN.&OS=PN/8224393&RS=PN/8224393

post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by GeorgeiP5 View Post

Haha… blackberry is waisting there time and money again. And that keyboard was originally by palm. What a load

The BlackBerry keyboard originated c.1996 on their BB Pager; Palm was just introducing their Graffiti pocket thingie.

 

Cheers

post #53 of 58
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


What did Obama copy from Blackberry nee RiM?

 

Incompetence?

 

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
 

 

That just continues the original thought for about half the country. 

 

60%.

 
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post #54 of 58
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Originally Posted by Darryn Lowe View Post

Anyone used a BlackBerry keyboard? Most PATHETIC input method known to human kind and some flake from a TV show that means about as much to me as a festering ball of dog snot goes and tries to bring it to the Mac because he's too stupid to be able to type on a non-physical keyboard?

I can type just as fast and just as accurately on the iPhone keyboard as I can on a standard desktop/laptop keyboard but I am so inaccurate on a BlackBerry keyboard let alone one attached to an iPhone.

I prefer mechanical keyboards.

"I'd buy that for a dollar"
post #55 of 58
Fighting over pocket change & possibly even negative profit. Ryan should just give BBRY 100% of the profits of his keyboard monstrosity.
post #56 of 58
Typo !!!

With such a well-chosen brandname (which suggest that you can't type correctly on it), I guess they won't be selling too many of these keyboards.
post #57 of 58
That's pretty blatent... I am sure the company did make a point to copy BB's keyboard...for obvious reasons... so they probably kenw this was coming..
post #58 of 58
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Originally Posted by stardustag View Post

That's pretty blatent... I am sure the company did make a point to copy BB's keyboard...for obvious reasons... so they probably kenw this was coming..

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