New Swype now supports gestures

If you’re a Swype user, we’ve got some great news for you. A new version of the alternative Android keyboard is on the way, and it packs a bunch of new improvements that will no doubt please its fans. One of the new additions to Swype is the support for gestures. The updated Swype keyboard has seven built-in gestures for you to launch programs and to perform text-editing functions. For […]


Swype gets “ported” to iOS devices

If there’s one feature that the Android platform has over iOS is that they have Swype, which makes typing out emails, text messages and documents insanely fast, plus it sort of makes having a touch screen more meaningful. iOS users may have had their hopes raised last year in June when Swype’s CEO mentioned that they would not mind seeing Swype featured on iOS devices, however a year has passed […]


HTC Trace offers Swype-like performance with HTC Sensation

Have you heard of the upcoming HTC Sensation that will be arriving over at T-Mobile? Well, it seems that this particular piece of hardware will also sport a Swype-like keyboard interface known as the HTC Trace. For those of you who own Android-powered smartphones and have had fun with Swype before, chances are you would never return to the standard touch typing keyboard any more, or even if you do, […]


Quadriplegic sets new Guinness World Record with Swype

Looks like Swype isn’t just any ordinary alternative keyboard – it can be also used in conjunction with TrackerPro, a head tracking device that allows users to control their mouse pointer without the use of their hands. This unique combination was proven by Hank Torres, a quadriplegic, to be extremely effective when he recently had his name entered in the Guinness World Records. Torres made his mark in the Records […]


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Swype released for Symbian^3 devices

Anyone who uses a touchscreen phone and have had experienced the Swype software before would definitely know the difference between the staple virtual keyboard and its tortoise-like speed compared to a Swype master. Right now, the software has just been released on Symbian^3-powered devices, namely the Nokia N8 and C7. According to Swype, those who are pretty proficient should be able to achieve around 40 words per minute with their […]


Leaked Bada OS 1.2 Brings Trace Keyboard Input To The Samsung Wave S8500

If you’re using the old Samsung Wave S8500 and want in on the keyboard-tracing fun, a leaked build of bada OS 1.2 (S8500XXJID) has surfaced that seems to bring keyboard-tracing input to the device. The input method is claimed to be from Swype, though some folks speculate that it may be Nuance’s T9 Trace instead. Still, regardless of which system it is, the ability to use a Swype-like input would […]


Swype Keyboard Breaks World Record For Fastest Text Message Again

If you weren’t convinced of the capabilities of the Swype input system, word has just come in that a British woman has texted her way into the Guinness Book of World Records by completing a rather tricky phrase on her Samsung Galaxy S. This comes just a few months after a Swype intern broke the previous record during a commercial for the Samsung Omnia II phone. In case you think […]


Swype Trying To Get Into The iPhone?

If you aren’t already familiar with Swype, it’s a rather nifty input system for virtual keyboards. Instead of having to punch the letters one by one, you’ll be able to swipe (hence the name) your finger over the letters without having to let go, and the software will magically predict the word you’re trying to type out. It’s pioneered by Cliff Kushler, the inventor of the T9 predictive input method. […]


Samsung And Swype Set Record For Fastest Text Message

It looks like Samsung’s move to invest in Swype has paid some dividends, as a recent video has surfaced showing a user setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest text message on a touchscreen phone using Swype on the Windows Mobile 6.5 powered Samsung Omnia II. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Swype allows you to swipe your finger over the letters that you need to type without […]


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 […]