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.
BB is right to sue so 5 copies are not sold.
I can't imagine anyone wanting one now. Maybe in 2007...
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.
The BlackBerry keyboard originated c.1996 on their BB Pager; Palm was just introducing their Graffiti pocket thingie.
That just continues the original thought for about half the country.
darryn lowe wrote: »
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.
stardustag wrote: »
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..