Swype updates keyboard, opens beta for a limited time
Good news for those of you waiting patiently to get into the Swype keyboard beta program. Not only has the keyboard just gotten an update, they've opened the beta for a limited time. Says Swype:
- It will be open for a limited time - probably a few days
- In English, Spanish, and Italian - more languages to come
- Limited Features - some key features of Swype require OEM integration
- HVGA and WVGA Resolutions - don't worry we'll detect this automatically
- Limited End User Support - mostly via our forum
If you recently got a notice that your previous Swype keyboard was expiring, you'll want to log in to get the new version. [Swype (opens in new tab)]
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Droid eris, 2.1 official. Newest version of swype.
+ takes up less screen space
+ seems more usable as a "regular" keyboard when not swiping
- seems slower
- word "guessing" doesn't seem as good
- inputting words with same letter in a row is harder Going to keep at it for a bit and see how it is once I get used to it.
After taking MINUTES per page to load, it tells me I already have the email registered... but under their password recovery it says it sent an email (an hour ago) that I still haven't gotten..
SO, sat thru the long load times again, entered a different email that I know works and goes to my phone also.. but as soon as I fill out the form and hit the submit, I the reply:
"Sorry, there was an error creating your account. Please Try again later or contact support. Been trying since early this morning... about to give up... I figure since they have it as a 'limited time' it will stay locked up like this until I leave for work, then when the site starts working again it will says it is closed again....
Still waiting for the promised email with directions tho....
Works smooth, no problems.
I really like it.