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BlackBerry and Typo reach settlement, Typo to discontinue sales of smartphone keyboards

BlackBerry and Typo have reached a settlement in the case against Typo for the blatant attempts at copying BlackBerry's iconic keyboard design. The two companies have seen each other in court before, but this settlement could mark the end of that. Some of the terms of the agreement include:

As part of the settlement, Typo Products LLC, Typo Innovations LLC, Show Media LLC, Hallier Investments LLC, and Laurence Hallier have agreed to permanently discontinue selling anywhere in the world keyboards for smartphones and mobile devices with a screen size of less than 7.9 inches. Typo Products LLC, Typo Innovations LLC, Show Media LLC, Hallier Investments LLC, and Laurence Hallier may continue to sell keyboards for devices with a screen size of 7.9 inches or larger. Other terms of the settlement are confidential.

Looks as though Typo will have to keep away from the smartphone business, and look for another path if they wish to remain in business. Odds are, at this point, this is one of the last times we hear about the company.

Source: BlackBerry

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  • This is an important win for Blackberry. Much of Blackberry's remaining customers prefer the BB keyboard to touch screen. Any accessory that adds that to other phones would only further the BB exodus.