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New version of Swype arrives

Popular mobile keyboard alternative company Swype inc has released a new version of their text input software, in version 3.0 beta for Android that brings in better correction and dictionary options.

Swype is an alternative way of entering text on screen, by sliding a finger across the display instead of removing it from the screen each and every time for each and every letter typed – which is a faster way of text entry.

Swype v3 has two new features in tap correction and horizontal word choice list, where the first enhances the accuracy of text entry by seamlessly moving from typing to swyping without the need to switch between keyboards for newbies.

The second new ability replaces the popup word choice window, by giving users more of an Android experience that also makes dictionary control and word selection even faster and easier.

The new beta supports a large range of screen sizes, which includes HVGA, WVGA, FWVGA, QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA, qHD screen sizes.

There is also Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.0 features for the very first time, with a WXGA version for the tablet and a moveable keyboard that hasn’t been seen elsewhere. This backs into supporting devices that do not have a cellular radio, such as WIFI only products with no more issues around Airplane mode either.

Check out the video below that highlights the new features in Swype v3 beta.

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