Swype to make its debut with the US version of the Samsung Omnia II

Swype to make its debut with the US version of the Samsung Omnia II
Swype was first introduced at the last year´s TechCrunch50 and made everyone there feel downright ecstatic. Its inventors are two quite famous guys - Randy Marsden, creator of the screen QWERTY of Windows Mobile and Cliff Kushler of the very same team that gave is the T9 technology. According to them, Swype will „change how the world inputs text on screens”. This is a new entry method that allows people to get the right letter for the word they need by simply dragging a finger or stylus against the screen. Using Swype looks quite fast and easy, plus there is an integrated spell checker that corrects, suggests, inserts words etc. We do advise you to take a look at the embedded video to get a better idea of what it´s about.

Swype is making its début on December 2 on the Samsung Omnia II that will roll out through Verizon and be the first cell phone to feature the new text entry function worldwide. We just cannot wait to see it in action ourselves.

Samsung Omnia II i920 Specifications

source: Tech Crunch



1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

This actually looks really cool and easy

2. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

I'll have to wait to get home to be able to watch the demo ... sounds like a pretty neat concept.

3. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The phone comes out of the box with swype, I mentioned this on the LAST Omnia 2 article that phone arena posted about how I thought it was cool and worked really really well. But the phone is sluggish and it takes it a second to drop the letters or words... so you can make a mistake or go slow if your waiting for it to drop on the screen. You have to just keep going and hope for the best and trust it.

4. kingty

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

i have tried the swype on the omnia II, great feature... the only down side is that it does put a space after the word is selected... so you have to go down and hit space then continue with swype...

5. River

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

It is more than 2 years that a similar keyboard called SlideIT is already available for download.http://mobiletextinput.com/

6. 21mac

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

It looks pretty good just somthing you have to get used too... and im sure its not going to be perfect right when it comes out. They prob will have an update sometime in the future to fix its kinks.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

My thoughts exactly.

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