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    New Swype Technology For Typing Text Launched For Smartphones - Will It Replace QWERTY?

    AndyAndy Posts: 1,127
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    imageNew Swype Technology For Typing Text Launched For Smartphones - Will It Replace QWERTY?

    A lot of mobile phones today, including the iPhone, have made typing easier by providing QWERTY keyboards. But can typing on mobile handsets get much more easier than this? Swyping is an upcoming technology that strives to achieve just that. So how is it different from typing on a QWERTY...

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    • stan69bstan69b Posts: 50
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      the guy typing on the iphone is so slow tough but the idea is not bad , nice to have it on the iphone even juste for a try out .... maybe on jailbroken iphone in a couple of month ... :D

    • nicknick Posts: 219
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      The person typing on the iPhone is typing way too slow. Put me up against the swypist.

    • T PayneT Payne Posts: 11
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      i would smoke both of them... i can type nearly as fast on iPhone as a regular keyboard

    • meme Posts: 220
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      I think that, as with any advertisement, they set it up where the product you are advertising wins. I think the guy on the iPhone is typing slow as hell...
      I think it would be fun to play around with anyhow.

    • Gerbil SlayerGerbil Slayer Posts: 8
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      I just tested myself against the video and was completely finished, no errors, before the swypest reached the word "through".

    • ThomasThomas Posts: 125
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      i have seen a program like that for win mobile phones, it was pretty cool. I would love to see it come to the iphone!

    • Gerbil SlayerGerbil Slayer Posts: 8
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      I just remembered, the "ShapeWriter" app for iPhone does this.

    • wtmswtms Posts: 4
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      Interesting but surely this is a take-off of Phat Software's WritePad [available in AppStore [since 2008]. Given that the authors names are quite different is there some copying here??

    • wtmswtms Posts: 4
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      Ooops my mistake - meant to say Shapewriter - their site also has a good history of the technology

    • EvoL LimeEvoL Lime Posts: 1
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      Ofcourse they had to put a newbie to type on the iPhone I've been using this thing for over a year and I love it swyping seems weird but to have as an option on the iPhone would b cool, along with apple catching up in making a kick ass 3.2 firmware to compete with the droid a.k.a. Better push n a notifications menu would b nice, CUSTOMIZE CUSTOMIZE!!! ...sigh

    • dxs101dxs101 Posts: 52
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      lmfao,
      like 10 seconds to spell effort on the iphone,
      im with other guys i can type about 75 percent as fast on my iphoen compared to standard keyboarrd..

    • JohnJohn Posts: 790
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      I did a typing test on my iphone and scored 55wpm. On a regular keyboard, I type over 85wpm. Both of the guys on the video are typing way too slow.

    • jimjim Posts: 128
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      Not bad, but it won't be better than iPhone's QWERTY keyboard layout. It simply isn't faster for those who know how to type quickly with a thumb or two.

    • LudaLuda Posts: 0
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      Very interesting- I agree with pretty much everyone that the iPhone typist is super slow. However the swype technology is interesting, seems like a gimmick more than anything. I found a few hiccups that I hope some one can clear up for me. Going in to type words with repeated letters immediately, such as the word "better" How would you go about typing the double t's? I started typing on the shapewriter app and got stuck here. Seems like a flaw in the design? I don't know what do you guys think?

    • SaySay Posts: 2
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      I did try to type along with the video, making up my text as I went along, a decent combination of long and short words and I did 35 in the same time the Swypist did his 25... and I had only one minor mistake in my text. Not sure this Swype idea is more than a curiosity as the iPhone keyboard quickly becomes familiar and having to Swype will only slow you down and prevent the use of two fingers.

    • ZZ Posts: 333
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      I personally can type very well with the iphone keyboard, and i don't want a physical keyboard. this looks even harder

    • Buddy BonesBuddy Bones Posts: 1
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      I would dominate anyone on my blackberry. I like swype, its better than iphone typing but not better than a keyboard.

    • zebcreedzebcreed Posts: 8
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      We're monkeys, we can learn anything! :)

    • jakob petersjakob peters Posts: 0
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      It's actually funny. The omnia II manual tells you


      to make a squiggle on the letter that is to be repeated.

    • El_toffoEl_toffo Posts: 3
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      Do anybody know what the name of the song is ? please let me know :) toffe92@hotmail.com

    • AnT508AnT508 Posts: 1
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      Ok, the person using swype did it in 53 secounds.
      I did it in 53 secounds as well (iPhone 3GS), but I also managed to start the timer, go into notes, create a new note, type the message, go back in to the timer app and press stop (and I did make one HUGE typo I had to correct).

      Interesting, but no match for good typists on the iPhone

    • nickpnickp Posts: 1
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      Same here.
      The only thing I forgot was the comma in the beginning haha. Regardless, it took me 22 seconds to type the whole thing without any errors albeit the missing comma.

    • MarcellMarcell Posts: 1
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      I bet you guys anything I can type on the iPhone much faster than "Swype." The guy in this video looks like he was typing slow on the iPhone on purpose.

      I'll use the Samsung to swype my ass.

    • SteveSteve Posts: 326
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      Double letters are not a problem on Shapewriter. The built-in dictionary recognizes the word even without doubling the letter. This is explained in the help files.

      That said, I'm not clear that it's any faster than a good QWERTY typist. It's fun, though.

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