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A Blackberry-like keyboard for the iPhone


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If you were one of the many people who once used a Blackberry with a physical keyboard and are now typing on an iPhone’s glass screen, there’s a product that can give your iPhone a Blackberry-like keyboard. It’s called Typo and it’s a case with a built-in keyboard.

The iPhone slips into the case and connects via Bluetooth and — once installed — it lets you type away with your thumbs. I tried it at CES and, even though I’ve gotten used to typing on glass, I can see how some people would love this product, especially if they grew up using a Blackberry.

Former Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg, who now blogs at reviewed the product and agrees that it “could well be a great deal” for the minority of iPhone users who crave a keyboard.

Larry Magid speaks with Laurence Hallier, co-founder of Typo Products.