The ongoing legal battle between BlackBerry and Typo may have finally have reached a end, with BlackBerry coming out the victor! Typo has made headlines on various BlackBerry-related blogs since 2014 due to their 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.
A quick look at Typo's official website shows that their lineup now consists of only of keyboards for iPad Mini and iPad Air. Looks like they'll be limited to the tablet industry going forward!