BlackBerry said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of
Under the agreement, Typo Products LLC will be banned from selling keyboards for mobile devices with a screen size that's less than 7.9 inches, essentially knocking them out of the iPhone market. The largest model of the Apple phone has a height of 6.22 inches.
BlackBerry said Typo will be able to sell keyboards for devices with screens that are larger than 7.9 inches. Typo's website currently sells $189 attachable keyboards for the iPad.
BlackBerry Ltd., based in Canada, first filed the lawsuit against Typo last year, saying that the startup copied its smartphone's keyboard. Typo's keyboard was a case that snapped on to the iPhone and had a physical keyboard.