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Swype gets a boatload of money from Samsung, Nokia

Just the other day we were talking about how the "L337 |-|4> Swype from the Verizon Omnia II.

We also lamented both in print and the podcast about how this is a double edged sword for the little Seattle company: tons of exposure and praise, but peeps are stealing your goods!  Then again, we suggested that OEMs may see the great press featuring Swype and see they want that on their devices.

Looks like the latter happened (we won't say told you so). Nokia and Samsung have invested $5.6 million into the fledgling company, which has to have caused a lot of popping of corks this week.

Guess we can look forward to more Swype in official (and unofficial) devices in 2010.  Sounds good to us.  Speaking of, are you using Swype yet?

[via UnwiredView]

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says:

Ha Ha First!!

Yeah I am using swype and it is awesome. Took a little bit to get used to but once you learn it its fast. Can't wait to see it on a capacitive touch phone. Its sometimes trip on my Omnia I910.

says:

Slide it is a poor man's Swype. Get over your self.

says:

Very cool indeed! I encountered SlideIT too, and I really liked it.

You can try it too:

http://www.mobiletextinput.com/Produ...IT/SlideIT.php

says:

YES I SURE AM....THIS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO MY TP2 IN A LONG TIME....ITS MY PRIMARY FORM OF TYPING NOW UNLESS OF COURSE ITS A WORK RELATED EMAIL WHERE I HAVE TO USE SOME UNCOMMON WORDS....

BUT FOR SMALL TEXTS AND EMAILS IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM.

says:

Yes Swype is awesome, so is yournetbiz