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Swype coming soon for Nokia N8

I am sure you guys all now what Swype is. When you see it being used it looks unreal because it shouldn’t be possible or it looks like a trick by David Blaine, the news is encouraging though if it is true. Swype usually do deals with carriers  or manufacturers rather than through an app although they used to distribute it through an app. I could see a deal between Nokia and Swype though, to be honest the current on screen keyboard’s on Nokia’s aren’t pleasant to use 😦

In case you don’t know what it is

People having their minds being blown away by Swype 😀

EDIT : One of our kind commentors mentioned something that I forgot, Nokia and Samsung did invest in Swype a while back so it should be available for the Nokia N8 and possible Symbian 3 devices going forward although why has it taken this long?!?!

thanks to Dj 🙂

thanks to Adnan for the heads up !!!

video’s via MySwype


  1. Dj
    August 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Should not be a surprise its coming to Nokia….matter of fact it should have launched on both Samsung and Nokia and not only Samsung. Since they both contribute to swype.

    “SWYPE SECURES $5.6 MILLION IN SERIES B VENTURE FUNDING

    Innovative Text Input Company Backed by Benaroya Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Samsung Ventures

    December 15, 2009”

    http://www.swypeinc.com/news.html

  2. Deaconclgi
    August 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Wow, Nokia helped fund it and they are just now getting a Swype keyboard……

    That will be a benefit for USA Carriers. Swype is marketed as a bonus even if users continue to use single letter type habits.

    Nokia devices need as many +(pluses) and less -(negatives) since a lot of people buy devices by comparison. No more “We (insert OS) have Swype and you (Nokia OSes)don’t!)

    • ACA
      August 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm

      swype kinda needs a capacitive screen, which is something nokia hasn’t pushed till now(yea i know about the x6 but its not a front line model)

  3. Jim
    August 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    nice. the only problem is it will come now when N8 is goe be released or as a future update?

    • Roger Johnson
      August 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      At release.

  4. Rich
    August 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    i’ve been hoping for some time that Nokia brings us Swype on its meego handset. as already pointed out, its over 8 months ago that Nokia invested in Swype. so why is it android that’s benefiting from this investment at the moment? I’ve set up a vote for Swype on meego at the Swype forum. hope you can add your support. (no need to sign up to vote for ideas)
    http://swype.uservoice.com/forums/17482-swype-general-forum

  5. webby
    August 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Great news. Swype is absolutely ace. It should be the default input method on all new symbian devices because Nokia’s keyboard is just painful to use.

  6. Yougo
    August 23, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Another reason to buy nokia n8

    ihope nokia internet radio is there

  7. JFH
    August 24, 2010 at 12:10 am

    dsmobile on mobile review says he has it on his n8. im pretty sure that is where cambo got it from.

  8. Hary
    August 24, 2010 at 2:20 am

    May be you don’t know, but the investment branch of Nokia venture partners did investment in Swype long time back. I have been surprised so far that Swype has not been on Nokia handsets so far. May be they were waiting for S^3!

  9. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    August 24, 2010 at 9:36 am

    swype is just for fun only…T9 method rest the best!!

  10. August 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    1. Have you guys really tried/used Swype actually?

    2. It sucks!

    3. Hard to use Swype one handedly.

    4. Hard to use for those who dont write English.

    5. Swype is just a show-off. In practical day to day real life situation, it sucks big time.

    Peace!

  11. GordonH
    August 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

    My only complaint about the N8 …. where and when can i get this phone? The wait is taking too long. This phone will bring the bling back to Nokia.

  12. N#O#R#U#L#E#S
    August 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    asri al-baker :1. Have you guys really tried/used Swype actually?
    2. It sucks!
    3. Hard to use Swype one handedly.
    4. Hard to use for those who dont write English.
    5. Swype is just a show-off. In practical day to day real life situation, it sucks big time.
    Peace!

    i quote u

  13. Rich
    August 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    asri al-baker :
    1. Have you guys really tried/used Swype actually?
    2. It sucks!
    3. Hard to use Swype one handedly.
    4. Hard to use for those who dont write English.
    5. Swype is just a show-off. In practical day to day real life situation, it sucks big time.
    Peace!
    yep, tried it out on the galaxy s in the O2 store, even with that big screen i seem to get on ok with it one handed. i imagine with a bit of practice i could get quite fast. i’ve never liked pecking at touch screens to enter text but Swype seems more intuitive, give us the option i say.

  14. August 25, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Swype has actually been available on Nokia devices for ages in the form of the SlideID keyboard on the Ovi Store.

    http://store.ovi.com/content/24305

  1. August 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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