The Swype software keyboard for smartphones aims to make it easier to enter text by letting you swipe your finger across the keyboard from letter to letter. The idea is you don’t have to actually stop to click on each individual letter, Swype’s text prediction technology works pretty well, although I personally prefer typing with two thumbs instead of dragging one finger across the screen.

Swype is currently available on some Windows Mobile and Android phones, including the new Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones. The company is also beta testing a new version for Symbian, which is available for download for Nokia S60 5th Edition touch screen phones including the Nokia 5800, 5230, X6, N97, N97 mini, and C6-00.

You can find more details and a download link at Nokia’s beta labs. There’s also a demo video which you can check out after the break.

via Pocket Hacks

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