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New Tech Lets Users Trace Words On Touch Keypads

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Sep 4, 2008, 11:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

DigitWireless has announced a new text-input method for touch screen devices that allows users to trace words rather than triple tap them. Trace lets users of touch-capacitance keypads place a finger on the first letter of any word, and then trace their finger across the other letters in one motion. As you trace, word prediction and dictionary software will try to figure out what you're typing. When done, lift your finger, and the word should be spelled on the screen. The software has yet to be included in any mobile phones, but it can now be licensed by phone manufacturers.


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Sep 4, 2008, 4:00 PM

Done already?

Wasn't this done already? I seem to remember reading about it years ago... where could it be? Hmm, oh there it is! https://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=97 4
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what this new feature does is allow you to use T9 or Word to spell words, but instead of pressing each key, you just drag your finger from key to key, it doesn't recognize the shape you're writing, it goes letter by letter
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