BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is kicking off Valentine’s Day festivities with a new promotion. From February 8th to the 14th, the Canadian tech company gave away free bundle games in a series of daily app giveaways. This promotion is exclusive to BB10 users.
What’s offered in the promo
Games in the bundle include Tetris, Need for Speed Undercover, Plants vs. Zombies, Yahtzee Adventures, Monopoly Millionaire, among others. Apps offered in the promo include Better Body Yoga, Call Recorder 10, Mega Emoji- Premium Messages Gadget, Talking Animated Smileys for BBM, and more. Users will have to visit BlackBerry World on their device and tap the promo to score the freebies.
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BlackBerry’s latest lawsuit
Although BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s latest promotion sounds like a fun move, not everything is looking bright for the once-successful smartphone brand. The company is suing Typo Products over a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone.
PCWorld explains, “The company, which has garnered attention in part because it’s backed by TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, submitted a 26-page argument to a California court late Wednesday against BlackBerry’s demand for a preliminary injunction preventing sales of its keyboard. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s request, made in January when it launched its lawsuit, is a common one in such cases. For it to succeed, BlackBerry has to convince the court that a number of conditions have been met: that it would probably win the case, that it would suffer “irreparable injury,” that such injury would outweigh the damage to Typo from the injunction, and that it would be in the public interest.”
According to the United States District Court of Northern California, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s complaint against the company does not satisfy the conditions. Typo also claims the smartphone maker are not relevant as their products don’t really sell. The company also claims BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) wants to monopolize all keyboards on any device, however such keyboards with a similar design have been around for almost 30 years. BlackBerry still claims the accessory stole their “iconic design”.