Handwriting recognition has been available in Windows Mobile smartphones for ages, as an alternative to the on-screen keypad. Yet, it is just now that the iPhone customers receive this option. The new application is created by a Chinese developer, so it recognizes both Chinese and Latin characters. It actually works, but is still in a beta, so there are a few problems. Landscape mode doesn’t work properly (so keep it in portrait orientation) and you can’t use it in e-mails. However, those should be fixed in near future.