iPhone look set to borrow from BlackBerry 10 new keyboard
That according to iOS Octopus Keyboard developer, Mario Hros, who is looking to jailbreak BB new keypad innovations for iPhone.
Hros told idownloadblog.com of his intention to create the Octopus Keyboard jailbreak tweak which will bring RIM’s new gesture based predictive typing to iPhone users.
Blackberry next smartphone running on 10 OS, as revealed at BB World this month, will rely on swipe gestures to summon up special characters or numbers and adapts to users individual touches.
BlackBerry 10 devices are to navigate with fewer keystrokes than other smartphones, relying more on swipe gestures and word suggestions.
This means iPhone predictive text, known for its error prone ways could be vastly smarter and will learn new words as they are being typed in, meaning far less red faces for Apple texters.
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And if the developer makes Octopus a reality, it may also mean iPhone autocorrect may be able to autocapitalize words in sentences and handle symbols like , . ! better at the end of a sentence, and type longer words better.
However, of BlackBerry 10 new keyboard he said was no “exactly groundbreaking, but at least RIM appears to be building on a solid foundation for the future.
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