RIM has yet another suit to worry about and this one may bring a big frowning face with it. The new suit is over method of emoticon input on BlackBerry devices. The company suing RIM is Varia Holdings LLC, which was awarded the patent in 2007 claims RIM is infringing in the following:
an input key that, when pressed by the user while in text mode, results in the display of a list of emoticons for selection by the user. By displaying a list of emoticons, a more user friendly environment is created through which users may employ emoticons in their communications.
The suit also names other devices vendors that make Android devices, so its not just RIM.