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BlackBerry’s claims lack merit, says Ryan Seacrest’s Typo

A small firm backed by using “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest that makes an iPhone-appropriate keyboard says a lawsuit filed towards it by means of BlackBerry Ltd lacks advantage.

The corporate, Typo Merchandise LLC, stated it nonetheless plans to launch the product, which attaches to a couple of Apple Inc’s touchscreen iPhone 5 models, at a trade show this week and to begin shipping the keyboards later this month.

“Although we respect Blackberry and its mental property, we imagine that Blackberry’s claims towards Typo lack advantage and we intend to shield the case vigorously,” the corporate stated in a commentary on Monday.

“We’re occupied with our revolutionary keyboard design, which is the end result of years of construction and analysis,” it mentioned.

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry says the Typo keyboard is an try and graft its varied angled miniature keys on to different smartphones.

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