RIM gets sued by Eatoni for SureType

BlackBerry 7100g

Damn, RIM, can't you just stay out of legal trouble for like, fifteen minutes? The latest hot water they've gotten themselves into is with Eatoni, who are alleging that the SureType predictive-text system they've implemented into their 7100-series devices infringes on a patent they hold with regard to mobile qwerty devices. Their products, LetterWise and WordWise, apparently also combine qwerty keyboard functionality and predictive text—so we have to wonder, does this mean they're also going to sue Microsoft, for example, over the ability to enable Windows Mobile's predictive text engine on a qwerty-enabled device?