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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!


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