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Sprint Nexus S 4G Now Offers an Additional Way to Enter Text with Custom Swype Build


Beginning this week, Sprint Nexus S™ 4G1 from Google™ users can get first access to the latest version of Swype, as well as a custom build of the popular touch screen keyboard for free.

Swype provides a faster and easier way to enter text on any screen when used with the device’s virtual keyboard. One continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard is all it takes to enter words using Swype. The patented technology enables users to enter words faster and easier than other data input methods, at up to 40 words per minute.

Swype is faster than other text entry methods, because it has built-in intelligence that doesn’t require users to hit each letter accurately. Also, tracing a smooth, continuous path is much faster than the hunt-and-peck method. It is simple to learn and Swype allows for a high degree of error tolerance providing a more intuitive way to input text on touch screens.

To get Swype, Nexus S 4G customers should follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to in your browser.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click Register and fill out the registration information making sure to use the email address for your phone and create a password for your Swype account.
  4. When you receive the email from Swype on your phone, follow the link, remembering the account code in the email.
  5. Follow the download instructions. You will need to change your settings to allow applications to be downloaded from Unknown sources. When this setting is changed, long press the Home key and select Package installer, Install and Open.
  6. Log into Swype using your registration email and password, enter the account code from the email you received from Swype and Download Swype.
  7. Once the application is installed, enable Swype and go to any text field. Then long press the text field, select Input method and choose Swype.

There is also a YouTube video that shows you how to download Swype using these steps. Check it out:

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14G used in connection with the Samsung Nexus S product name refers to the fact that the Nexus S is capable of operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network.