By May 14, 2012

Octopus Keyboard for iPhone mimics BlackBerry 10


We only saw the BlackBerry 10 keyboard previewed in the last couple of weeks and already it has been copied for the iPhone, if you are jailbroken.

As you will see in the following video the Octopus keyboard still looks the same as the current iPhone keyboard however it now has the addition of the same word prediction and flicking the word up to add to your messages we saw RIM preview. Clearly using Octopus will not be as easy compared to a BlackBerry 10 device due to screen size but in the meantime it looks good.

According to iMore the Octopus keyboard is due for a  May 20th release on Cydia. Between now and then I would imagine that Research in Motion’s lawyers will be working overtime to get Octopus stopped. I’m sure they wouldn’t have shown it off at the BlackBerry World 2012 keynote unless it was fully patented?

Anyway, you can catch the video below. It is pretty cool and quite funny that the iPhone is mimicking a BlackBerry.




Posted by: James

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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