Dear Ryan Seacrest.... Fuck you pay me $860,000 ! Love Blackberry

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Ryan Seacrest thought he had a genius idea.

    He got an iPhone but missed the keyboard on his Blackberry. So he launched Typo, an iPhone case that has a keyboard built in.

    Typo was popular. Pre-orders on the $99 case sold out quickly. But a few months after its launch, Blackberry filed an injunction against the startup for infringing on the company's patents.

    " We are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, but we will not tolerate such activity without fair compensation for using our intellectual property and our technological innovations," Blackberry's general counsel Steve Zipperstein said in January 2014.

    Typo continued to accept orders even after the injunction. Now it's being forced to pay more than $860,000 for continuing to sell items, Recode's Ina Fried reports. Seacrest's Typo 2 product, which has a slightly altered keyboard, is not affected. The patent litigation is ongoing.

    A Typo spokesperson sent us the following statement: " This is a ruling as part of the ongoing patent litigation related to the initial Typo product. It has no impact on the Typo 2 product currently in the marketplace or our other planned product releases for the tablet. We cannot comment any further."


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  2. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I like blackberry keyboards, so I have a blackberry.
     
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    Zipperstein.....nuff said....:dontknow:
     
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    I'm half joking when I say this 860K probably makes up a large percentage of this quarter's revenue.
    Blackberry is another company that shit the bed. They had a great product, was positioned perfectly in the marketplace and completely choked. I'm not an Apple fan, but the day after the first iphone was announced, Blackberry had a big meeting and the consensus was that they couldn't believe the iphone actually worked. By the way, Nokia shit the bed also. They bet on the wrong horse - Microsoft. They should have at least hedged and created phones on the Android platform.
     
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    The big drawbacks I see is it blocks the fingerprint reader on the home button and the keys are really tiny and cramped together.
     
  6. scoobyla

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    Robin, who is this Brian Seecrest guy? he must not have anything going on......



    Robin?
     
  7. Peau de Soie

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    But (a) when it was announced and demoed by Jobs it was famously incomplete and not actually working at all without a careful minefield-avoiding script, and (b) it should not have been at all surprising since it did little different from the Windows CE / Mobile and Palm based phones that had long preceded it. RIM was just terminally mismanaged and technologically backward since around 1998.
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Asian Jew?
     
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    GOD I miss my Blackberry. Best phone ever. (samsung galaxy S5 now)
     
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    Screw Ryan Seacrest. Meet the "Hypo;" designed and built by yours truly and available for pre-order (only) through cash transfers to my trust account in the Isle of Man.

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  11. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I still have a lot of friends working at BB.
    High salary but ridiculous overtime.. like there are people who don't even get weekends off... for months or years at a time.
     
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    I still can't understand the obsession with texting, people kill themselves driving, walk in front of speeding cars, and even walk off cliffs trying to type a stupid fucking message. When you can just make a call and pass along what ever important info you need in seconds and get the hell off. This is really like the world invented phones first, then tossed them aside for the pleasure to tap out a wire message.

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    My phone has a keyboard. You just hit the numbers according to the letters. Very simple. What's this Iphone or Blackberry thing?

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    You have perfectly illustrated exactly why. Once transmitted, that wire message can be read at leisure, reviewed, and referenced ad nauseam. But the poor guy hunched over the phone had better be ready to catch what he needs to hear or say at exactly that moment, at the expense of all else, or it will be lost. And our eyes can process information faster than someone else can say (or type) it. Writing is a win-win for all concerned. Would you really want to stick around Dawg's party line phone all day just to catch me saying this response?
     
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    damn dude. u are keeping it real
     
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    Now now. Notice the display is blank. I smell a drawer being opened.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    :snicker:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Indeed. My old phone from yeeears ago haha.
     
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