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Pecking out the keys on a touchscreen isn’t much fun. Smartphones are supposed to make life easier, but when it comes to typing, they’re much harder to use than a desktop or laptop with a standard keyboard. Enter Swype, a new kind of keyboard, specifically made for mobile phones. Instead of hunting and tapping at each key, a Swype keyboard lets you drag a finger from letter to letter, with superior prediction of what word you’re writing, without having to hit each key perfectly. It’s the default keyboard on many of the Android phones, and it improves typing speed, accuracy—and enjoyment. Cliff Kushler is the founder of Swype, and was also an inventor of T9 texting, a lifesaver on older phones. “The touchscreen is not really designed as a tapping mechanism,” Kushler explains. “Obviously you can tap on it. But you don’t really get the kinesthetic feedback you get from a keyboard, and even a tablet isn’t really big enough to support a full-size keyboard. So ten-finger typing, while it’s extremely efficient if you’ve got the right mechanism to support it, isn’t really going to work that well in a touchscreen environment.” In Swype’s own usability studies, users have been averaging 40 words a minute on Swype keyboards, which are now on phones from Samsung, Motorola, and HTC, in 50 different countries. Mike McSherry, Swype CEO, says that users find the new keyboard highly addictive. “Of the people that use Swype exclusively on their device,” McSherry says, “94% said they can …
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Watch to see how easy it is to make a call with the myTouch 3G Slide™ from T-Mobile in this video.
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Foxy Photo Editor for Android – Making of Donkey foxyeditor.deckeleven.com
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The Hero has a very simple and appealing design, but it is the intuitive Sense UI that definitely stole the limelight. The Sense UI is essentially all about widgets with heavy emphasis on aesthetics and smooth performance. We highlight this beautiful Sense UI and how HTC has improved the stock Android platform with it in this ZoneOut video.