Swiftkey announces Swiftkey Flow beta to start for new app

by Jeff Causey on
tagged , , ,

Leading Android keyboard developer Swiftkey announced a new app today, Swiftkey Flow. This new app will enable users to “flow” a word by gliding their finger across the keypad instead of tapping letters, somewhat reminiscent of the input method found in Swype and other apps. Swiftkey indicates the new Swiftkey Flow app will be different because it incorporates their real-time prediction technology as a user is “flowing” a word. Swiftkey touts the power of its artificial intelligence engine by noting it can correctly predict the next word 30% of the time before any characters are even entered. Once two characters are entered, whether through traditional typing or using the new “flow” mode, the odds of correctly predicting the next word jump to 84%.

Swiftkey indicates they will start beta testing the new app with members of the VIP community before eventually releasing it in the Google Play Store. Hit the break for a video of Swiftkey Flow in action and the text of the full press release. » Read the rest

AT&T announces Samsung Captivate Glide

by Robert Nazarian on
tagged , , , , ,

Remember that Samsung Slider we so back in July that we thought was a Galaxy S II variant? AT&T finally announced this slide-out QWERTY phone as the Samsung Captivate Glide. It features a 4-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED screen, Tegra 2 CPU, and 8MP camera with 1080p recording. It will also appeal to business professionals as it has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support. No word on availability or pricing, but we will let you know as soon as we hear more.

Full specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480×800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
  • Dual camera – 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Full press release after the break:

» Read the rest