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Swype Keyboard Gets New Features in Software Update

Swype, the maker of the speedy keyboard software, said on Monday that it has a new version of its beta that aims to make it even easier for those looking to enter text on their mobile devices.

The latest version of the software, Swype 3.0, adds two main features — predictive text recognition and the ability to select a word from a horizontal list as opposed to a popup window of word choices.

There is also a resizable and movable version of the keyboard designed specifically for Honeycomb tablets.

Swype, which allows people to enter text by tracing from one letter to another, says its software has now been installed on 50 million devices. The Seattle company nabbed $3.5 million in additional funding back in March.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus