Looking past the traditional ways of inputting text on touchscreen phones, Nuance is looking to separate itself in the that front by announcing their new T9 Trace input method. Similar to what we've seen already with the Swype keyboard, Nuance's T9 Trace allows you to trace a path on a touchscreen to come up with a word. It'll even add support for over 70 languages and will be integrated with XT9 to really provide a level of experience that aims to simplify the sometime laborious task of typing on a touchscreen phone. Even though they've made the announcement about it, Nuance has yet come out to say which phones will be the first to offer T9 Trace – although it should be noted that more than four billion handsets currently rely on mobile solutions from the company. We'll see if T9 Trace takes off as they will compete directly with Swype right out of the gates when it's finally made available.