Last December it was revealed celebrity host Ryan Seacrest had invested $1 million into a physical keyboard case for the iPhone, which basically was a knock off of a BlackBerry keyboard. BlackBerry slammed the accessory as a deliberate copy and eventually won a court order banning sales of the Typo keyboard case this March.
Fast forward to today and here we have ‘take two’ as they say in Hollywood. The iPhone keyboard case is back, but is now known as the Typo 2. It looks similar to a BlackBerry keyboard but not a straight up copy like before. It comes with a backlit keyboard, battery life indicator and attaches right to your iPhone and is currently available for pre-order for $99 USD.
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The Typo 2 says pre-orders are shipping mid-September and will ship outside the USA but brokerage fees and duties may occur. I wonder how long this will last before BlackBerry shuts them down again—or do you think this updated version will be able to bypass the lawyers?