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PopWrapped | Technology

BlackBerry Lawsuit Stops Seacrest's TYPO Keyboard

Luke Jarrett | PopWrapped Author

Luke Jarrett

Updated 06/1/2015 7:42pm
BlackBerry Lawsuit Stops Seacrest's TYPO Keyboard | blackberry
Media Courtesy of phonedog.com

Typo Keyboard have had to stop producing cases that provide iPhones with a hardware keyboard, after BlackBerry have at last won their court battle with the keyboard company. An IP infringement between the two has gone on for some time, and has resulted in Typo essentially not being able to make keyboards for smartphones.  The Typo cases were said to be backed by Ryan Seacrest. 

BlackBerry sued the company for patent infringment, not long after the hardware hit the market. Typo, with financial support in the form of Ryan Seacrest, even created a Typo2 model, built for the iPhone 6. BlackBerry then sued again, stating that Typo were still infringing the copyright.

The full terms of the case and decision were not disclosed, but Blackberry issued a statement during their press release saying that Typo have to "permanently discontinue selling anywhere in the world keyboards for smartphones and mobile devices with a screen of less than 7.9 inches."

However, this leaves Typo with quite a few options in the form of tablet devices. iPads and bigger devices will be compatible with the keyboard.

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