Nokia And Samsung Invest In Swype

It looks like it’s going to be a good day for the folks over at Swype, since they’ve secured a nice bit of funding to the figure of $5.6 million from Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures and existing investor Benaroya Capital. In case you aren’t familiar, Swype offers a rather innovative input technology for smartphones where the user only needs to slide his finger across the letters of the word that he wants, and the software magically comes up with the word. So far only one phone from Samsung has used it, but it seems that Samsung was happy with it, if not there wouldn’t be any investment, right? In case you missed it before, check out a video of the Samsung Omnia II running Swype compared to the Apple’s iPhone.

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