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Swype for Android

Posted on 3/11/2010 by A.A.I

Going as far back as the earliest touchscreen even considering stylus input. One of the biggest draw back of a touch interface has been...typing. A lot of people simply refuse to use any device that doesn't have a keyboard. As a Sidekick user in the past I became accustomed to what was at the time at least, one of the best qwerty keyboards around. There were plenty of devices that came along that grabbed my eye but they lacked a keyboard so i wasn't interested. Flash-forward a few years and my virtual keyboard phobia has seriously begun to wane.

"Swype provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 50 words per minute. The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more." [via]

Swype is still in beta and due to all the requests to join the beta, the beta is now closed. You can still register to find out when it's open again. If you have a new Mytouch Fender then you're in luck. Swype has been released to you. The rest of us will have to wait. Unless you've been using swype for a while now by way of some other source...

If you're still not sure what Swype is all about or how it works check out this tutorial.

It's doesn't take much to figure out how to use Swype. Though it may require a bit of getting used to after years of punching keys and tapping screens. To help you figure out ways to use Swype better check out the videos in their tips and tricks section.

I personally love using Swype on my G1. I find myself flipping the screen open a lot less. Though when in a rush I still depend on the keyboard. I can't wait for a full official release hits the market.

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