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Will BlindType be Included in Gingerbread?

Back in August, we all the saw the debut of a new keyboard called BlindType that would look to change the way people type on their smartphones.  An ingenious idea that allowed you to type “blindly”, meaning you could type words or sentences without actually pressing the correct keys each time.  With small on-screen keyboards dominating our lives, BlindType would allow you to type in the area of keys and then it would do its best to predict exactly what it is you were trying to type.  It sort of took the world by storm and just as we were anticipating its release, it was purchased by our friends over at Google.

So over the last couple of weeks, one of our readers brought back up the subject of BlindType, wondering why its website had been taken down with almost no mention of it anywhere.  Our thoughts?  Maybe it will make a Gingerbread appearance.  We’re expecting the new Android 2.3 to be announced within the next couple of weeks and this could be one heck of an addition that most people probably wouldn’t have expected.  

BlindType in action:

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Oh and lookie here, our buddy Taylor over at Android and Me has a similar thought.

Cheers Kane!

  • RoadsterHD1

    I want it now anyone have a URL

  • RoadsterHD1

    Great news can't wait.

  • thecybernerd

    From what I hear it already exists in current Gingerbread 2.3 builds but does not exist in tablet builds.

  • Sluggo97

    Boy, do I Need this ap! Tomorrow would not be
    Soon enough, thick keys help but not enough.
    I can hardly wait!

  • TheDrizzle

    I love that Google purchased this. Sorry i*hone users, no BlindType for you.

  • Jawshua

    Oooh I'm intrigued by this I always love new keyboards, well mainly slide keyboards like Swype and my true love ShapeWriter. Sucks the website is down this sounds really cool. I'll have to search for the apk file :) teehee teehee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kane-Stapler/597191406 Kane Stapler

    Cheers for me!

  • Miibuho

    This looks perfect for those drunk an wasted nights, no one will ever know how shitfaced I really am with blindtype

  • Jason Hanson

    What if BlindType was all a hoax? Do we have confirmation that Google actually purchased blindtype other than blindtype saying so? Maybe they couldn't keep up the ruse. Just a thought.

  • http://twitter.com/mLive12 Anonymous for now

    This sounds similar to SureType on the Blackberry touchscreens, which is still the fastest, most efficient keyboard I've ever used. Hope to see it soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/onepeoplesproject Kevin Moore

    Though the more important question is.. Will Google offer *BlindType through the Market as one of their services/applications, making this available for all Android 2.3(Gingerbread) devices.

  • Excellentnuke

    I was sort of expecting this. There's no other reason I can see for Google to buy BlindType.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    LET IT BE…BLINDTYPE, the future of Android keyboards…taking the world by storm!

    This would be just incredible. Let's all hope!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wesley.watson2 Wesley Watson

    EPIC!!!

  • dannyjedi

    This is something that I am excited about!!!!

  • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

    That possibility is the only thing that has been making me somewhat excited for gingerbread the last month.

    • aczm1988

      Ditto

      • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

        When I'm not using my physical keyboard, I am using the default soft-keyboad. I've gotten mostly used to it, but BlindType would make it soooo awesome. The keyboard needs a refresh, but I'm happy that I can, in fact, choose from so many alternates if I need to. (I love the htc ime, but sadly, it fucks with my physical keyboard when I decide to use it.

        • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

          Have you looked at the settings for the HTC IME keyboard? I know I can't have it set to do text prediction when using my hardware keyboard because it just makes things go goofy on me.

          • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

            Yeah, it does that to me too. Turning it off helps it, but doesn't remove some of the “alt + letter” issues that I have when I decide to use my physical.

  • http://twitter.com/acles003 Peter

    First.

    • aczm1988

      Aww man you changed your post from first to +1 I was gonna say FAIL :(

      • http://twitter.com/acles003 Peter

        Lol when my browser refreshed I realized I wasnt so I changed it.

  • mathees

    that would be the greatest thing ever