SwiftKey Introduced for Honeycomb Tablets

February 2, 2011
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Today is the official day of tablets. With Google's Honeycomb showcase and the influx in tablet news, it only makes sense that popular Android keyboard software, SwiftKey, will be hitting tablets.

The popular keyboard is now optimized for tablet typing and features a stunning "Tron-like" theme that we have seen throughout the new OS. The app is currently available for a limited sale price of $1.99 on the Android Market.

Press Release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — A new app designed to offer a major productivity boost to typing on tablet devices, SwiftKey TabletTM, was unveiled Wednesday at Google's global headquarters in California.

The app, created by developers TouchType, has been designed in partnership with Google and Motorola to coincide with the launch of the world's first AndroidTM Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola XoomTM. It makes typing on tablet devices easier and faster by offering intelligent next-word prediction that is personalized to your writing style.

The app, powered by TouchType's patent-pending Fluency Prediction Engine, employs a holographic thumb-optimized keyboard skin, designed specifically for Android Honeycomb. This marriage of elegant design with incredible back-end power gives users a novel, exciting and fast way to type on a Honeycomb tablet.

TouchType co-founder and CTO, Dr Ben Medlock, said: "SwiftKey TabletTM has all the power of our next generation FluencyTM prediction engine, integrated with a completely redesigned interface, optimized for Honeycomb."

"To look at, this is a really exciting product - and once you try it, you’ll be blown away. We've worked closely with Google to make sure SwiftKey TabletTM utilizes the power and flexibility of the new Honeycomb OS, and we believe that it really enhances the experience."

FluencyTM applies patent-pending AI technology to predict around a third of words before a single character is entered. This is boosted by learning algorithms that observe how you write your email, blog, Facebook and Twitter updates, and these continually adjust as you type to become more accurate.

The new Honeycomb app builds on a very successful launch of SwiftKeyTM, originally designed for smartphones. SwiftKeyTM quickly became the top keyboard on the AndroidTM Market after launch in summer 2010, with over 700,000 downloads in its first six months, and a very positive reaction from both users and the technology press. The app is currently available for a limited sale price of $1.99 on the Android Market.

SwiftKey TabletTM will be on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14-18. For more information or to arrange a press briefing, please contact [email protected]


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