Samsung Swype vs. iPhone: Faster touch typing… not! [video]

Samsung Omnia introduces Swype, a supposedly faster way to type mobile text messages: “…a way to type blindingly fast on a touchscreen.” Gizmodo

Allow me to elaborate further: Swype is a simple input method for touchscreens developed by Swype Inc, which basically tries to position itself as a competitor to the “regular” mobile phones which utilize touchscreens, mainly the iPhone!

In the video below, in which, to tell you the truth, I am highly disappointed with, we are being presented with a comparison between typing on on a regular iPhone touchscreen as opposed to typing using Swype method.

Although the video makes it seem that Swype allows for much faster SMS creation, I have seen my friend, with my own eyes, type so much faster using her iPhone’s touchscreen and with no additional effort whatsoever! It’s a matter of habit, nothing more nothing less!

In my humble opinion, Swype seems to be more confusing than helpful! The faint lines that show as your moving from one letter to another completely hide the other letters. This means that in order to effectively use Swype, you should learn the keypad’s letters and positions by heart!

What do you think: Would you consider buying a Samsung Omnia just for the Swype typing method? Do you think such a feature could actually help raise Samsung Omnia’s market share? How fast can you type using your iPhone?

Waiting to read your comments and feedback below :)

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5 responses to “Samsung Swype vs. iPhone: Faster touch typing… not! [video]”

  1. RJM says:

    Try it and then decide. You'll see it is natural, fast, and fun. If someone can type faster on their iPhone, then imagine how fast they will be able to type with Swype (same motions from letter to letter, but less time required for tapping). Give it a try and you'll be pleasantly surprised. (PS. I am a co-founder of Swype, and an iPhone user).

  2. Amer Kawar says:

    Seems like a nice idea, but I get distracted like 20 times while typing one message. I don't think I'll be ever able to use it. But, I'd give it a try and redecide not to upset RJM ;)

  3. seoracer says:

    Thank you this nice post.

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