MessagEase 2.0 Goes Global

Billed as an alternative Android keyboard, MessagEase is announcing via press release today that their app is going global with translations for the following languages:

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Hands on with the Gingerbread Keyboard!

I don’t think I can appropriately describe how much work it would take to pull me away from Swype. One handed, there is no better way to type. Period. I’m not even leaving that one open to opinion, as far as I am concerned it’s fact. When I saw that Gingerbread was coming with ...

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New Virtual Keyboard available for Android

Previously only available for a “fruity” competitor, Exideas has released it’s MessagEase for Android.  It is a condensed-sized keyboard that utilizes the most frequently used letters in the English language and centers them on the keyboard, and then the secondary letters ...

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BlindType, the Next Big Thing?

There’s a new keyboard on the block and its name is BlindType. As the name and suggests, it’s very tolerant to inaccurate typing. It’s not meant for blind people, but for blind typing. This could be the biggest typing breakthrough since Swype. You can even type without a ...

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SwiftKey Beta Hits Android Market and Boy is it Fast!

TouchType’s SwiftKey keyboard replacement for Android has arrived in a timed beta release.  If you have a phone running 1.5 or higher (who doesn’t?), I am advising you to hit the Android Market immediately to download this app.  It’s fast, smart, and clean.  In other words, ...

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Droid X’s MultiTouch Keyboard Ported to all 2.1 Phones

Within a few hours of the availability of the Droid X dump, someone over at  XDA- developers was able to port the new multitouch keyboard to all phones. Since Droid X runs Android 2.1 currently, some Froyo users have reported various issues including force close. One of the greatest things ...

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Swype Expecting To Be On 50 Handsets by 2011

Reuters is reporting that Swype CEO Mike McSherry is expecting his keyboard, which I absolutely love, to be on 50 phones by year’s end. That’s right, 50 phones! Crazy stuff.  Currently, Swype is running officially on 10 handsets (including the Droid X ), so they have a way to go, ...

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Everybody’s Kung Fu Swyping!

When we’ve discussed Swype in the past, it’s always been a good news/bad news story. The good news: it’s an innovative, gesture-based virtual keyboard whose users profess a love for it that was illegal in several states until quite recently. The bad news was that it was only ...

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Update Released for Swype Beta

There’s no denying that the hot Android keyboard of the moment is Swype.  Pre-loaded on a handful of devices (Cliq XT, myTouch 3G Slide), it is one of those apps that stays with you.  Once you’ve had a chance to use Swype, all other keyboards feel slow and rather vanilla.  ...

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Froyo’s Keyboard Has New Features

According to Android Central, Froyo actually contains some nifty little improvements to the stock on-screen keyboard. Instead of pressing, or holding down the ?123 button to access the number keys, you can now swipe upwards from the keyboard and bring them up (as seen in the picture above). In ...

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Beta Test This! Keyboard Wars

The team over kbwars.com is seeking up to 100 beta testers for their new Android game, Keyboard Wars.  The premise of the app is to compete using your mobile typing skills.  How fast and accurate are you?  Put yourself to the test and find out how you do against others from around the world!  ...

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Beta Review: Swype

The onslaught of touch-only Androids hitting the market has created a bit of dilemma for me. You see unfortunately, I was blessed with fingers that may as well be physically allergic to on-screen keyboards. I’d literally take a T9 keypad over those ridiculous on-screen “mock ...

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Beta Test This: Swype!

Swype, the gesture-based virtual keyboard that to date has only been legitimately available to OEMs, just sent beta testing invitations out to Android users who’d previously provided their email address to them. The beta, starting today, March 5, is limited to a small number of ...

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TouchType Looking for Alpha Testers

Wanna do your part to help put the final touches on an Android app?  TouchType wants to hear from you!  They are currently looking for alpha testers for their upcoming SwiftKey keyboard.  By their own billing, SwiftKey is “revolutionary text prediction” for Android handsets.  ...

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T-Mobile myTouch 1.2 Featuring Swype?

In just a few short days, T-Mobile is expected to release the updated version of their myTouch 3G handset. Among the notable changes in design are a 3.5mm headphone jack and more memory.  A leaked internal screenshot for T-Mobile indicates a software enhancement will be joining the party too.

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