Friday, April 01, 2011

Swype receives new funding | Ina Fried | Mobilized | AllThingsD

A Swype snapshot; check this page for more details, including a beta of Swype for the Wii

From McSherry’s way of thinking, the keyboard can be a starting point rather than just the last step in navigating a cell phone or other device. Why not, he suggests, start typing and then make a gesture to send the entered text as an email or to search the Web. McSherry said he can imagine even being on televisions and having a direct connection to a cloud service.

McSherry said that the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft could open things up on the Windows Phone front, given that Nokia is a big backer of Swype, with CEO Stephen Elop tweeting in December about Swype as the best means to enter text.

Swype receives new funding | Ina Fried | Mobilized | AllThingsD

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