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Rafe 01-09-2010 12:47 PM

Swype for Symbian^1 now available via Nokia Beta Labs
 
Swype, an alternative text entry system, is now available, via Nokia Beta Labs for most Nokia S60 5th Edition devices. Swype works by tracing one continuous finger (or stylus) movement, across an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, when entering a word. It provides, potentially, a much faster and more accurate way of entering text on touch screen devices, albeit with a small initial learning curve.

Read on in the full article.

Unregistered 01-09-2010 02:05 PM

The catch-up is accelerating, which is good :-)
 
Is it just me, or is the come-back/catch-up for Nokia in the high-end accelerating at a hefty pace at the moment?

The last month has been a flow of cool, positive and exciting news. Nice to see, since I would love to stick with Nokia.

Jimmy1 01-09-2010 02:46 PM

Yeah, they seem to be on the ground in California's and the East Coast's tech centers with a bag full of money, buying up or striking deals with small but innovative software firms.

I guess better late than never.

Now they need to meet with New York publishers and Hollywood studios to strike some major content deals.

Rafe 01-09-2010 03:47 PM

Swype coming to Nokia has probably been the worst kept secret of the last 8 months.

It's good to see it arrive though - especially as an open beta available to most of Nokia's Symbian^1 devices.

I think there'll be more positive news on the way before too long as well. Watch AAS for more!

fahoum 01-09-2010 03:57 PM

its actually really good!
 
i have an N97 classic, and this thing is amazing... it did crash once though :)

Unregistered 01-09-2010 04:00 PM

can i use swype for touch typing instead of swiping? i fancy the keyboard layout instead of the default mini qwerty keyboard on mah 5800.

krisq 01-09-2010 04:04 PM

So all we need now is the new browser with html 5 support. Bring it on Nokia! BTW I've used swipe to write this post and I love it!

Unregistered 01-09-2010 04:08 PM

The fact that Swype will be integrated with the N8 did the rounds in the last couple of weeks. Yet another of many very solid reasons to buy an N8 rather than any Android or iPhone (both of which are looking increasingly weak platforms with every new N8, Symbian or Ovi announcement).

The above story is effectively a back-port to Symbian 1 from S3, and kudos to Nokia for showing yet again how it supports and improves existing user's purchases and does not default to cynically trying to force everyone to new products to get the new goodies. On which note yes i believe that the N8 will be allowed to upgrade to S4 when it's out.

malerocks 01-09-2010 04:18 PM

Unable to download. The betalabs site wont let me login... :(

Jimmy1 01-09-2010 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475219)
Yet another of many very solid reasons to buy an N8 rather than any Android or iPhone (both of which are looking increasingly weak platforms with every new N8, Symbian or Ovi announcement).

I was with you until the 'weak platforms' thing. Let's not get crazy.

Sure, the N8 is looking like a good device and a good alternative to the other two platforms you mentioned (though less so for someone Stateside--fewer Ovi services/ less frequent updates/ no customer service or repair centers).

nudger 01-09-2010 04:25 PM

This sounds fun. So it works OK on a resistive touch screen then?

UKJeeper 01-09-2010 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nudger (Post 475222)
This sounds fun. So it works OK on a resistive touch screen then?

The article does say "Swype is currently available for the Nokia 5800, Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini. " All are resistive except the X6.

Unregistered 01-09-2010 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmy1 (Post 475221)
I was with you until the 'weak platforms' thing. Let's not get crazy.

Sure, the N8 is looking like a good device and a good alternative to the other two platforms you mentioned (though less so for someone Stateside--fewer Ovi services/ less frequent updates/ no customer service or repair centers).

The N8 may well be a good device, but the various RDFs will mean that it will never be generally accepted as good. It's just not fashionable to praise Nokia. Even faults that are present or worse on other platforms seem only to be a problem for Nokia. Nokia's many strong points are rarely acknowledged.

Unregistered 01-09-2010 05:09 PM

Hear hear!
 
I absolutely agree with the above statement!

Unregistered 01-09-2010 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malerocks (Post 475220)
Unable to download. The betalabs site wont let me login... :(

Here -- http://nds2.betalabs.nokia.com/Swype...-betalabs.sisx

Enjoy!

Unregistered 01-09-2010 05:27 PM

Will it kill my phone's memory with this?

viipottaja 01-09-2010 05:47 PM

Jimmy1, I did hear a Nokia and US media content related rumour. Hope it pans out.

Dazzy 01-09-2010 05:57 PM

Have any of yous tried http://www.mobiletextinput.com/ yet, doesnt support my Vivaz yet but he is working on it. Just wanted to know how it compares

KPOM 01-09-2010 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475219)
The fact that Swype will be integrated with the N8 did the rounds in the last couple of weeks. Yet another of many very solid reasons to buy an N8 rather than any Android or iPhone (both of which are looking increasingly weak platforms with every new N8, Symbian or Ovi announcement).

Swype ships with the Droid 2, so it isn't like it's exclusive to Symbian.

N8 and N9 look promising, but there are still plenty of reasons to purchase an Android or iOS device. Nokia has its work cut out for itself.

Unregistered 01-09-2010 06:02 PM

With all the ruckus, can this app be uninstalled?

Unregistered 01-09-2010 06:35 PM

I kind of think swype for resistive phones on any os is kind of a waste of time.

malerocks 01-09-2010 06:58 PM

i have been using this on my mini for quite a few minutes now and i absolurely love it. I am also of the opinion though that this will work better on a capacitative screen..

malerocks 01-09-2010 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475239)
With all the ruckus, can this app be uninstalled?

Yes It can. The good news for c drive space starved n97 owners is that this can also be installed on mass memory..:)

comnut 01-09-2010 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475241)
I kind of think swype for resistive phones on any os is kind of a waste of time.

:rolleyes: the same as texting is a waste of time????

Quote:

Originally Posted by afraid to register
Yet another of many very solid reasons to buy an N8

no! another reason to KEEP your present phone...:)

Spariant 01-09-2010 07:39 PM

slideIT is much better
 
the word suggestion system of dasur is better with no silly small pop-ups and prediction is much better with "sloppy" swipes than swype.
though i like the keyboard skin of swype.

BTW there's a great method to write on DASUR which i made up myself(sure other people might be doing it already its no rocket science)
try using your both thumbs to type like a regular qwerty except the following thing in mind...
say you want to type "because" then i follow the following little "non-swipe technique"
1.right thumb on b
2. then without removing the right thumb from b put left thumb on e and then remove your right thum from b
3. slide your left thumb to c
4. then slide left thumb to a
5. now without removing the left thumb from a put rt thumb on u and then remove left thumb from a
6. again keeping the rt thumb on u put left thumb on s and remove rt thumb from u
7.slide left thumb to e

it looks a little tedious on reading but its hell fast-combines with the auto-correction feature of DASUR its faster easier more accurate and less tiring than regular QWERTY and the swype method too. may require a little paragraph long worth of practice...

krisq 01-09-2010 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475233)
Will it kill my phone's memory with this?

No. You can install it on mass memory.

UKJeeper 01-09-2010 09:46 PM

Unfortunately it doesn't install on the i8910. :frown:

Unregistered 01-09-2010 11:02 PM

I f@cking love this!

But I checked the version and its just demo. Will this expire?

Also, will this be incorporated to our handsets soon via firmware update?

Thanks a lot!

Unregistered 01-09-2010 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475241)
I kind of think swype for resistive phones on any os is kind of a waste of time.

A waste of time for you if you wish; otherwise, hush, dude. This is innovation. When this turns into commercial stage and gets incorporated into our handsets, we now have the best of both worlds -- touch typing and swiping.

Nazty111 01-09-2010 11:55 PM

Dasur SlideIt
 
Dasur Slideit is not bad, but when using it on my n97 to write a text message, it replaces the amount of characters left with "SlideIt" which is annoying.

Zaqfalcon 02-09-2010 03:25 AM

I don't get it? How will it know which of all the characters on the tiny keyboard I smudge my fat fingers across is supposed to be the right ones?

malerocks 02-09-2010 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zaqfalcon (Post 475269)
I don't get it? How will it know which of all the characters on the tiny keyboard I smudge my fat fingers across is supposed to be the right ones?

For your specific scenario, unfortunately you need to use the full screen landscape version of swype.

Unregistered 02-09-2010 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475241)
I kind of think swype for resistive phones on any os is kind of a waste of time.

Anyone used to a capacitive screen will have trouble with a resistive screen because the technique is slighly different, and will need some adaptation.

As I have been trying it out, I can tell you that Swype on resistive is not a waste of time and works perfectly well.

"kind of think" is really not good enough.

There are very real advantages to resistive screens (for example the other thread on here about how robust the N97s are - that robustness is partly down to resistive screen ability to withstand inpacts).

Unregistered 02-09-2010 06:54 AM

Feedback?
 
Great app, works well on my 5230. Buggy from time to time but nothing critic.
Btw Where Are we supposed to leave feedbacks and bug reports. I'd really like to help fixing it if I can.

Unregistered 02-09-2010 08:27 AM

SlideIT for Symbian
 
You can find a very similar keyboard called SlideIT on the OVI for more than 6 months
supporting 30 languages
http://mobiletextinput.com/Product/S...n/download.php

malerocks 02-09-2010 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 475280)
Great app, works well on my 5230. Buggy from time to time but nothing critic.
Btw Where Are we supposed to leave feedbacks and bug reports. I'd really like to help fixing it if I can.

You can leave feedback and bug reports at the Nokia Betalabs site. Thats the official feedback forum. It says so at the end of the demo video embedded by Rafe as well.

Unregistered 02-09-2010 11:07 AM

Never felt comfortable with Nokia's 'left-aligned' layout of QWERTY. Finally got a standard QWERTY layout on my 5800. But, it cant keep up with my typing speed while used as a tap-to-type keyboard. Any chance of it getting more responsive when it gets out of beta? How is it on other platforms when used for tap-typing? Anyone? Thanks. :)

njbrunnock 02-09-2010 10:24 PM

N97 mini - Not working
 
Tried installing on both drives, shows up in apps, but not working.

Unregistered 08-09-2010 06:58 PM

hey nokia! time to add 3d accelerator to our nokia 5800!!


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