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The market for medical-device connectivity, or medical devices that talk to one another, is poised for a 38 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019, from $3.4 billion worldwide in 2012. If this comes to pass, it is great news, because it will cause health costs to drop and quality to increase. Most of the smartphone world has moved to screen keyboards. But BlackBerry, which has persisted in selling smartphones with hardware keyboards, has filed a patent infringement suit against Typo Keyboard, which makes an iPhone case with a built-in keyboard. Typo's $99 case, which is debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas, slips around an iPhone 5 or 5S and connects to it wirelessly via Bluetooth. Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry's general counsel, said Friday: "This is a blatant infringement against BlackBerry's iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design." Forget 2013. Forget about the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S4. What have you done for us lately, tech world? 2014 could be the year when expected products like the consumer edition of Google Glass and the long-rumored--but so far invisible--Apple iWatch could very well appear. Consumers also expect to get hot, new versions of vaunted smartphones. And Samsung will have something to say on the Android side of things with the expected Galaxy S5 , launching a whole new battle for high-end smartphone supremacy.