Ryan Seacrest shows off Typo keyboard on video
posted by Alan F. / Jan 11, 2014, 9:08 AM
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.
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blackberry's last hope: sue the crap out of them
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 10:06 AM 10
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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.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 7:11 PM 1
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Apple has got nothing.. Stealing all the time..
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 10:21 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 12:04 PM 3
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At least now iPhone would compete with Android size! (sarcasm)
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 1:06 PM 2
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.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 3:44 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 6:52 PM 0
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