Swype, the new text-input method is looking very good

Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

At MobileFocus this evening, we popped by the Swype stand and had a look. We first saw the Swype founder Cliff Kushler demonstrate a really alpha version of the text input system back at CTIA in 2008 (See the end of this video). Fast forward a year and a half and it’s not integrated into an array of handset platforms. We caught a demonstration of the system working on a Samsung i8910 running Symbian but it’s working on Windows Mobile and Android too.

It’s all very well seeing the demo — could Rafe actually use the system immediately without any training? We found out… Have a watch of the video below…

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

One reply on “Swype, the new text-input method is looking very good”

My partner and I have had Swype in our HTC HDs for a few months now, he loves and I hate it as I have to big thumbs 😉 .. the concept is brilliant but when you regularly type email/text in more than one language, you need something more intuitive/easier to switch languages easily.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.