Swype has almost made it as a household word. The swipe to type technology will come out of the box on the soon to be launched Motorola DROID X. Verizon, which will offer the massive handset on an exclusive basis in the U.S., promises to spend some of its ad money promoting the keyboard. According to Swype's CEO Mike McSherry, since December the keyboard has been placed on 10 handsets and he expects it to be on 50 by year's end. McSherry says that the inclusion of Swype on the DROID X is the most high-profile deal he has worked out so far. 90% of his company's products, though, are on Android powered devices and the CEO would like to broaden the appeal of Swype. He would like to see the keyboard on the iPhone. "We would like to be on iPhone. It remains to be
said, although Apple has not yet viewed his version of Swype for its touchscreen device. In the meantime, there are other places for McSherry to gain entry to, like notebook computers and tablets. He said the idea for the technology came from thinking about a way to allow the disabled to send text messages.