I’m still partial to physical keyboards myself, but an increasing number of people are turning to touchscreen only devices. They may not necessarily like “tapping” a virtual keyboard, that’s why technology like Nuance T9 Trace is so great.
You simply swipe your finger across the screen to form words rather than tapping on individual letters. Much like conventional T9 predictive text on a numeric keypad, T9 Trace will try its best to predict the word you’re trying to spell, even if your finger-swiping isn’t 100% accurate.
By now, you’ve probably become familiar with T9 predictive text technology. If you’ve ever owned just about any cell phone and you’ve sent a text message, there’s a good chance that you’ve used it. From Nokia to Motorola, nearly all phones with numeric keypads use this great system. So, how does it translate to the modern arena?