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Swype, Sprint Giving Nexus S 4G Owners Early Access to New Keyboard Software

Software keyboard maker Swype said it has reached a deal with Sprint to give owners of the Nexus S 4G Android phone the first crack at a new version of the company’s flagship keyboard software.

The new version adds several new features, including personal dictionaries, automatic capitalization of proper nouns, and the ability to use gestures to select text; it can also launch apps, such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Maps. Sprint customers will be able to swipe the new software from the software company’s Web site; others will be able to download a beta version soon.

Swype updated its app earlier this year with improved text prediction and has also been raising money, completing a $6 million round of financing last month.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik