Ryan Seacrest, please check in with your office—just don't use your Typo keyboard.
BlackBerry announced Friday it has filed a patent infringement suit in California against Typo Products, charging the company "blatantly copied" the smartphone maker's signature qwerty keyboard.
Typo, which is backed by American Idol host Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, bills its keyboard case as an add-on for Apple's touch-screen iPhones. On its website, Typo announced the keyboard is available for pre-order. The Bluetooth-enabled product mimics a hard keyboard—similar to the keys that are a staple on BlackBerry phones.
Toronto-based BlackBerry is telling Typo to halt its fancy thumbwork.