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Blackberry sues Apple Idol

by on06 January 2014

You shall have no graven idols before Steve Jobs

Largely failed mobile maker Blackberry has sued a company co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest that offers a physical keyboard that can be attached to some of Apple touchscreen iPhone 5 models.

Seacrest’s Typo Products, is currently taking pre-orders for the $99 keyboard, which features angled miniature keys similar to those used on many of BlackBerry's devices. BlackBerry said Typo's keyboard infringes its own design.

Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry's chief legal officer, said in a statement that while Blackberry was flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, but we will not tolerate such activity without fair compensation for using our intellectual property and our technological innovations.

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