Swype Phone Software Takes the Taps Out of Typing

Swype allows users to glide a finger across the virtual keyboard to spell words, rather than tapping out letters.Back in the 1990s, typing out “hello” on most cellphones required an exhausting 13 taps on the number keys, like so: 44-33-555-555-666.That was before the inventor Cliff Kushler, based here in Seattle, and a partner created software called T9, which could bring that number down to three by guessing the word being typed.Now there is a new challenge to typing on phones. More phones are using virtual keyboards on a touch screen, replacing physical buttons. But pecking out a message on a small piece of glass is not so easy, and typos are common.Mr. Kushler thinks he has a solution once again.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see:
www.nytimes.com/2010/06/21/technology/21swype.html

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