Blackberry Keyboard on an iPhone?

Blackberry Keyboard on an iPhone?

Blackberry Keyboard on an iPhone?

Have you heard about Typo Keyboards? Don’t worry if you haven’t since they don’t exist quite yet and are only available for pre-order. Typo keyboards are cases with a physical keyboard for iPhone 5/5s that mimic the style of a Blackberry keyboard. They mimic that style so well that RIM (the maker of Blackberry) has filed a complaint today against Typo Keyboards for patent infringement.

Having used Blackberry smartphones for several years, the Typo keyboard does bear a remarkable resemblance, though it is hard to imagine all that many iPhone users would be willing to spend $99 to try it. Supposedly, this keyboard will reduce typos and allow faster typing, but it seems to take very little time for people to adjust to touchscreen keyboards and be as proficient.

Watch the promo video on their site and see if you agree with the opening statement: “Sometimes we have to go backwards to go forwards.” Would you use a keyboard like this on an iPhone? That is, if its release doesn’t get bogged down by court proceedings.

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