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Ryan Seacrest shows off Typo keyboard on video

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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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posted on 11 Jan 2014, 09:22 10

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Still a stolen Blackberry design.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 10:06 10

2. eggimage (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 19:11 1

13. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 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.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 06:02 1

16. eggimage (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

*holds up sarcasm sign*.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 10:21 1

3. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 10:39 6

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 11:37 2

5. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 15:39 4

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posted on 11 Jan 2014, 12:04 3

6. KFear (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 14:35

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 13:06 2

7. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 15:44

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.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 16:03

17. sarb009 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 16:54

18. Sauce (unregistered)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 18:52

19. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 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.

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 15:41

10. alextheZowner (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 16:37

12. GeekMovement (unregistered)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 22:29

14. victory_zhou (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 00:10 2

15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

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

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