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BlackBerry is suing Ryan Seacrest

(Image: Courtesy of Typo Products)

(Image: Courtesy of Typo Products)

Having broken up with one celebrity, BlackBerry is now suing another. The Canadian Press reports that the Waterloo-based smartphone maker has filed a lawsuit against Typo Products, a company co-founded by all-purpose personality delivery system Ryan Seacrest. Typo’s product is a snap-on keyboard for Apple iPhones, designed to mimic the very same QWERTY keyboard that, by some analyses, ruined BlackBerry’s future. (It’s available for preorder.) BlackBerry’s allegation is that the mimicry is so close that it constitutes intellectual property theft. Sorry, Seacrest.

  • Comment_Book_Guy

    boo hoo, Blackberry. Can’t stay relevant anymore, so you’re suing celebrities for mimicking the good parts of your otherwise failed designs? Good plan.

  • zxcvoice

    It gets tiring how many people kick a fantastic innovative company that has done tremendous things for government security and technology within our generation. What other band wagon did you jump from and will you eat humble pie when a great company quietly makes its way along while continuing to serve millions of contented people…?

 

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