I was pretty excited to hear that Swype showed up at the Ovi Store for Symbian^3 devices. It’s a keyboard replacement that I’m absolutely in love with on the Android platform and glad that it’s now available on the new Symbian^3 devices like the Nokia N8. If the app is not showing up at the Ovi Store for your N8, there’s a direct link for download.
Click this link from your Nokia N8 (or other Symbian^3 devices) to install Swype. It should open the Ovi Store on your device with a download button. You need to reboot after installation.
This is how you type ‘Nokia’ on Swype
A quick explanation of Swype is that it lets you swipe your fingers over the letters to type instead of pressing them individually. It works really well after learning how to use it. FYI, the Guinness World Record for the fastest text message ever was done with Swype!
One thing that’s disappointing is that Swype 1.0 for Symbian^3 currently supports landscape view. I hope they update it soon to support portrait view. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Thanks Edward for the heads up!