Ryan Seacrest shows off Typo keyboard on video

Ryan Seacrest shows off Typo keyboard on video
We have got to hand it to those guys and gals at TMZ. When they caught Ryan Seacrest coming out of an L.A. eatery, they didn't ask him about American Idol or any of the 10 zillion other broadcasting and entertainment properties that he is involved with. Nope. Instead, the reporter asked the hardest working man in show business about Typo.

If for some reason you missed it, Typo is a snap-on QWERTY keyboard for the Apple iPhone and is supposed to increase your typing speed by 50%. Priced at $99, it is a wonderful idea except for one major issue. Whoever was responsible for the design of the actual QWERTY apparently was sitting in front of a BlackBerry Q10 at the time, because the Typo keyboard looks just like the famous BlackBerry keyboard right down to the frets. That brought BlackBerry's lawyers into the picture and a lawsuit was filed.

The idea for Typo came about when Seacrest had to carry two phones, an iPhone and another unnamed handset with a physical QWERTY that he used for messaging. Was it a BlackBerry Q10? We don't know at this point, although that information will certainly be outed under oath during the trial. And as founder of Typo, and an investor in the company, Seacrest just so happens to really use one on his iPhone as this short video will attest to.

 
source: TMZ

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19 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Still a stolen Blackberry design.

2. eggimage

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

blackberry's last hope: sue the crap out of them

13. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

its an american company. blackberry will never win the legal war within america.... where most of iphone exist so no they have no hopes from this law suit.

16. eggimage

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

*holds up sarcasm sign*.

3. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 882; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Apple has got nothing.. Stealing all the time..

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Um, this is made by Typo. It's accessory for iPhone.

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This is not made by Apple, this is an accessory for iPhone, made by third party.

9. Sauce unregistered

Dumb*ss

6. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Ryan was very drunk in that video. Anyway, if he wants a keyboard, buy a blackberry. He can still have his twitter feed and update his facebook status. That keyboard looks ridiculous. Just buy a blackberry and get over the hype. You are not cooler because you have an iphone and you are not anymore "connected". You only think you are.

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL. I don't care for him much either. On a side note, the case with the built-in slider keyboard is much more practical and cooler.

7. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

At least now iPhone would compete with Android size! (sarcasm)

11. Sauce unregistered

One thing I didn't enjoy about my Android (Note 2) is it's size. Regret buying it instead of the s4. As a photographer, I'm always crouching in low positions or am always in a position where it is uncomfortable to keep my Note2 in my front or back pocket. Phablets aren't for me, and the biggest I would go is no bigger than the s4. Just thought I'd share since the topic was brought up.

17. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Sell your note and buy s4, so simple is that.

18. Sauce unregistered

I tried friends/fam so far and no one wants it. Time for craigslist or ebay I guess.

19. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I am a photographer and my Note 3 fits perfectly in all my pants/suits. Sometimes I use straight/slim jeans and it still feels great. Heck, it even saved my life in a wedding, so I'm glad it has never been bothersome (still doesn't replace my D300 though!). I love that beast of a phone.

10. alextheZowner

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 01, 2014

Hahahahha"next time you don't have a case can I walk your dog" hahahaha

12. GeekMovement unregistered

Judge Koh is going to rule this decision and is going to favor Typo.

14. victory_zhou

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

I'm a user of BlackBerry and I always wonder y people dun like bb

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I can type pretty fast on my Nexus 5 - I suppose, this product is useful for tiny phones...

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