BlackBerry pressing courts to stop sales of Typo keyboards

Typo keyboard
By Joseph Keller on 14 Apr 2014 04:17 pm EDT
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BlackBerry is pushing to immediately halt sales of the Typo keyboard case for iPhone. While Typo insists that they are a small company that lacks the capability to produce a large quantity of keyboards, BlackBerry alleges that Typo has contradicted these statements, flooding the market with keyboards before an injunction could be imposed.

Typo previously stated that it had written and verbal orders from resellers. Because these orders could not have been negotiated after the preliminary injunction that BlackBerry recently won, BlackBerry says that Typo must have been making deals with wholesalers all along, going against their previous claim. The preliminary injunction against Typo came last month. Sales of the keyboard will be put on hold while the trial proceeds after BlackBerry posts its bond with the court.

For more on the Typo keyboard, be sure to check out CrackBerry Kevin's hands on, as well as his account of how he wore the keyboard out in three days.

Source: PCWorld

81 comments

attaturk

That's way! I like this new and aggressive BlackBerry management!

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Clanked

+100

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mrfreeze574

I got an email from them just the other day. They were trying to get me to buy in bulk. Here's a link to a forum post showing it: http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=919050

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Rootbrian

Link that to BlackBerry! They can use that in court!

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edriss

+1

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dion2323

Thought they courts ordered sales to stop already hmmmm

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BerryRipe

I thought the same thing! I think I will stop taking these articles to heart.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

TBone4eva

I went back and read the Bloomburg article. The injunction doesn't start until BlackBerry puts up the bond. The bond is the money Typo would have made during the time of the injunction. If Typo were to win their case they would get the bond.

So, it looks like Typo is trying to produce and sell as many keyboards as they can before BlackBerry comes up with the bond money.

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Prem WatsApp

Good business practice. NOT.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

wdbpilot

Don't mess with BlackBerry!

Posted via my rockin' Z10 on AT&T.

Koepman

Then what...?

Since 2010 

TimJohnSmith

And then....

Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers

Rootbrian

And then...

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nappp

I'm glad. I like to see BlackBerry not giving up. Make Typo disappear

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sk8er_tor

Typo deserves to be crushed. They blatantly copied the BlackBerry keyboard.

Ryanleelejeune

I'm liking this! #TeamBlackBerry

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BitPusher2600

I'm not exactly saddened at yet another finger being thrown to Ryan Seacrest and his cute little fantasy.

LoneStarRed

Get some! Finish the job.

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ralfyguy

Which part of "Injunction" did Typo not understand???

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raino

The only part they did understand was Junc

Prem WatsApp

That's where the rest of the rubbish keyboards belong.

Can't even buy them wholesale at junk value now to flog'em off later, LOL, unless you wanna get caught with these infringing products.

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Shawn Fitzgerald

Good!

From my awesome z10 10.2.1.2947

Tris77

Good publicity for sure. Let's hope typo keep trying to put their foot in it!

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John Kastanes

Seacrest is a scumbag!

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bbkym

I just looked at the picture without reading the headline. Another blackberry concept I thought. Hahaha. Such a rip off

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Xadion

Injunction I believe is a stop of production from them till resolution, current stock or in production stuff I think can still be sold. So because the 'cards don't match up' BlackBerry wants them to be totally put on ice.

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velkod

Why?? Let them sell and take half of revenue? Come to an agreement. Another revenue stream and you do nothing for it.

deadcowboy

That's a good idea in the short-term. But it could further wreck BlackBerry's brand just as it tries to reestablish itself--the longterm.

YourMobileGuru

Exactly. They need to enforce their patents or they become targeted for invalidation

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rickster2611

The Z is for Zipperstein

Better roll your sleeves up its about to get dirty.

BlackBerry should petition for all sales post injunction be deemed invalid and Typo have to repay all money back to their wholesalers.

I'm wondering if Typo actually told the wholesalers that they actually had an injunction against it.

Don't be surprised if Typo get sued again but not by BlackBerry.

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Prem WatsApp

Wholesalers won't be able to legally sell the stuff, right?

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ryanza

It's a pity that the courts can do nothing about unethical conduct. This Typo fiasco is making a mockery of the legal system. The tail is absolutely wagging the dog. People with money to blow play the legal system like a puppet. There is no law just a show.

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Koepman

I'm actually glad... so there is a little chance I can get one.

Since 2010 

Drmoe

I think they'll get half of all the sales anyway...
Seacrest out! Of a million dollars that is....

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

richard_s1881

Glad Chen is bringing out the whip!!!!

Koepman

I want still buy one typo whatever BlackBerry says..... fuck that..

Since 2010 

Rootbrian

Then microwave it for epic justice?

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Prem WatsApp

It will blend, that's for sure.

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buckwylder

Typo = Crapo

It's not a good product nor is it even a good idea. The only way a BlackBerry style keyboard looks good and is of quality standards for a handheld, is if it's actually built by BlackBerry and part of their phone. Like the Q10 and many many devices before it.

By the looks of things, the company (crapo, err typo) is also sketchy with its business practices too, obviously. In every way.

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buckwylder

Seems like a bunch of douchebaggery experts got together to chisel out a piece of crapo and then, like a cracked out street whore, they continue to peddling this garbage by flooding the market, after losing in court. They're essentially criminals.

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buckwylder

Plus, I hate apple and the iphone. It's the Devils phone.

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Prem WatsApp

I want the JESUS phone then.

Must be Z30 until the octacore hits.

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buckwylder

LOL devil

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LibertyPhone

BlackBerry cannot sleep until it is done. :)

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nucks26

Thought the courts already stopped them?

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Sean Fanelli

They should win controlled over sales

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deltact

Contempt of court? At least the US is more into punitive damages than Canada, at least on paper.

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martinjdub

I wonder if the Typeo can spell DOA?

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RWB3325

Yes, I have a problem w/ Typo. But a larger problem w/ the ppl that use or buy them. The Curve, Tour, Bold Q5 and Q10 were built on a foundation that contain the best keyboard ever made. (I don't think that fact can be argued) So let me ask you this. If Typo created a device that would attach to a Z10, Z3 or Z30 would you want it? No. Why? #1 you would already have the best virtual keyboard (yes I know, arguably) and if you want a "real" keyboard....well look at the devices listed above.

BleedBlk-

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bidagreat1

+ 1,0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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BlokeNamedJeffrey

It's over 9,000!

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Sheaner19

I kinda want one just for the sake of it

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rasib BBRY

Very shrewd moves coming from BlackBerry, Respect to the new leadership.

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anon5129477

I beat the TEETH GNASHING HELL out of a 8300 for 2.5 years. Worked flawless the whole time. Made in Canada. w/trackball replacements a few times.

Troy Tiscareno

BB won the argument for a preliminary injunction, but that injunction won't take effect until AFTER BB puts up a bond to cover damage/lost sales fees to Typo in the event they lose the case. BB could have already done this, but they haven't written that check yet, so the injunction is in limbo.

birdman_38

Good to know. It's nice to read a comment that actually makes sense.

ghundiraj

Very true, only that Typo went ahead and started offering the "keyboard under litigation" under express shipping.
That would cook my goose as well.
I understand the legalese where BB would have to put up the money for lost sales IF they lost the case, and that the deposit had to be made soon.
But, changing tactics to get stuff out the door before BB gets the deposit paid, is just underhand technique.
and it would have been nasty, even if BB would have done it....

LP&HG

AtInsider

Hopefully TYPO pays BlackBerry for damages.

TightDebbie

A keyboard for any phone that has a virtual keyboard is just laughable. Get used to the virtual one. They are faster anyhow.

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Kennedy.L

BlackBerry needs to get Harvey Specter on this. ASAP.

Vikneswaran Murugan

thought typo has been already stopped Hmmmmm what's now Hmmmmm

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drewysta

Somebody needs to put a hit out on Seacrest and the typo crew.

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Jedi_Blackberry

The keyboard looks fully on the iphone.

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nataprawira

Some of my friends in Indonesia have it already......

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ojaninoa10304

This is how it should be! I hate the fact that Typo and Ryan seacrest did this! I am happy Hat BlackBerry is hitting them hard! If they would've worked with BlackBerry, that would've been acceptable to me. But screw them and Seacrest.

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Rootbrian

A thread in the forums that was linked to the comments here, should now be tweeted/E-Mailed to blackberry's head of legal department RIGHT AWAY!! We cannot let these motherfucking criminals do this behind the scenes, out of the court's knowledge!! (sorry about the course language... but man, I AM SO PISSED!!! :(

BLACKBERRY IS GONNA WIN THIS EVEN BETTER!! Typo/ryan seacrust is gonna get WHIPPED HARD!!!

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derekmatarangas

Love it! Yesssss!

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ryanza

What will the real cost be to BlackBerry once this Typo fiasco is over? BlackBerry must put up a bond to secure any losses Typo may incur should BlackBerry lose this case but what will Typo pay if they lose? Will Typo lose with costs and who and how would costs and losses at BlackBerry be calculated, who is posting a bond/paying for that? If Typo loses can they just fold the company and leave BlackBerry with the costs of this trial?

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budsfan1970

I think it is the name that is irreparably tarnished. BlackBerry has a bad stigma. Especially in the North American market. Seen as a has been by the general public. It's the Betamax of today.

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Menesht12

Why don't you make one for the Z10? How stupid to make it for iPhone. Make a slide out keyboard for the Z10 and Z30

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CharlieV#AC

Because there are zillions of iphones in use and millions of ZXX's.

CharlieV#AC

Based on Kevin's review of the keyboard and recent court action, it is clear that this keyboard is 1) a nightmare for Ryan Seacrest and any other investor in the company, and 2) inferior to Blackberry's keyboard. Honestly, I think havnig a keyboard add-on for the iPhone highlights the value of a physical keyboard and, from a marketing standpoint, might make people give Blackberries a second glance at the store. Too bad it is such a ripoff of BB's keyboard... If it wasn't, I would be clicking my heels. If I had an iPhone and one of these keyboards I would also be clicking my heels. Since, it is and I don't... stomping my feet.

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