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TouchPal is Releasing a New Beta, And Wants It To Be Your New Favorite Keyboard

Everyone here definitely has their own opinions on what their favorite keyboard is. Whether it be Swype, FlexT9, Swiftkey, etc, each one of those has their certain niche which works for individual people. Well, TouchPal thinks you’re all wrong, but it isn’t entirely your fault. You just don’t know about their awesome new input system yet. 

They have released a very nice promotional video, which includes a great soundtrack we might add, and have even opened up the beta channel to a new product that is apparently on the way. But wait a tick, that sounds like Swype? If you want to be a part of the newest Android keyboard beta craze, check here. If you want to see what they are currently offering, hit up the market link below.

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For more info, check the TouchPal website.

Via: Android and Me

  • http://www.m2mdaily.com/m2m-editorials/what-is-m2m/ what is m2m

    How many tipes of this mob.look it so good

  • http://www.adsyou.com/ شقق للبيع في الاردن

    The only time I can see why someone would want to type with one hand is
    if they’re driving or something, and then it’s just not a good idea to
    be typing at all…(even if you can do it with one hand without
    looking).

  • http://www.mactonweb.com/ Web design London

    Best tracing keyboard app that I’ve seen, though you do have to go underground to get the apk.

  • http://www.mactonweb.com/ Web design London

    Best tracing keyboard app that I’ve seen, though you do have to go underground to get the apk.

  • http://www.mactonweb.com/ Web design London

     I cant find it on the one from the market…

  • droidiva

    They show this keyboard doing all this cool stuff, but swype doesn’t work, hand write doesn’t work. As far as I’m concern it’s no better than stock!! WTH

  • Magmoss3

    what ever happened to blind type?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777939147 Johnny Sprink Clausen

    I downloaded it, and it won’t let me swipe, only type normally

  • Anonymous

    What ever happened to BlindType? 

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  • Anonymous

    Nice of them to speed up the demonstration videos.  (I’m pretty sure)

  • Mike

    Apparently the tutorial is in Chinese.

  • http://twitter.com/ez24geth8 ez24geth8

    Meh, Chinese company….

    • Anonymous

      A Chinese company probably manufactures your phone. Just sayin’.

  • Anonymous

    Why is the keyboard so small on my screen (DX)? And I can’t figure out how to swype on it either…

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      The new beta is the swype part not the market link

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LEJEYCGMWQYKTH56I732XBN5QY paul

    Installed — where, exactly, is the Swype knock off?  I don’t even think it’s included or released yet. -.-

  • Anonymous

    hey it says if u click on the link that it isnt avaible yet but it is just go search in the market
    and for some reason it wont swype

  • Anonymous

    My wife is my TouchPal thank you very much and she likes touching while texting so i got that covered buttt this keyboard is mad excellent so far kinda want blind txt but this is the bizznizz

  • Meppp

    How on earth do you get the swiping to work??

  • Lee

    Can’t figure out how to swipe. >_>

  • Aypeeootrek

    how do you swipe on this keyboard?  i cant figure it out for the life of me

    • NikonD300

      That option has not been released yet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

        pointless until it does then, sticking with swype

        • Gahawn

          Yep. I used it for about 2 minutes then uninstalled it. Swype FTW!

          • bad4u

            Im digging the new trace KB in sense 3.0. Only thing I miss from swype is going from the “?” to the space to input the symbol.

        • j m

          Odd that I never see mention of Shapewriter.  Best tracing keyboard app that I’ve seen, though you do have to go underground to get the apk.

    • bad4u

      Im wondering if the swype function is only on the beta maybe… I cant find it on the one from the market…

    • Droidiva

      looks like they didn’t include it! false advertising if you ask me!!!

  • Anonymous

    Been using TouchPal keyboard for a while now. 

  • eddieonofre

    men all I need to type without looking at my phone is a well developed T9 keyboard
    swiping is sooo two handed that i just can not see me doing it in a regular base
    honestly guys o dont see why u make so much fuzz about keyboards like this do you always type with two hands? i honestly don’t i take my phone out unlocked type a message send it and put it back in my pocked all with one hand

    • Jarod Sigmund

      I have never once swyped with 2 hands and I’ve used it since the initial beta was released. I basically do everything on my phone with 1 hand..oh, wait, I know you’re the guy from the Burger King commercial with tiny hands. 

      • eddieonofre

        hahaha don’t get emotional men I’m just saying is way easier to type on a T9 keyboard than is to type on swype

        it may be that I’m old school and got use to T9 but i can type fast and pretty much without seeing my phone using a t9 keyboard, same which i have not accomplished with swype or anyother  keyboard

    • commonsense

      I have two hands so I might as well use them while I’m typing.  I can’t think of a reason not to.   That’s like trying to walk with one leg when you’re other one works just fine, just doesn’t make sense.  The only time I can see why someone would want to type with one hand is if they’re driving or something, and then it’s just not a good idea to be typing at all…(even if you can do it with one hand without looking).

      As far as the logistical difference between two handed typing and one handed typing, the fact of the matter is with two fingers typing you can push more buttons faster….even if you’re using T9.  When you have two fingers there typing, one of them is always going to be near the letter you want to push, as opposed to having to reach across the keyboard when you’re typing one-handed.

  • Calvin Singh

    Can someone explain how to use the swype or handwriting feature on this?

  • http://profiles.google.com/pnoymagnetix erick magno

    eh, i use my Droid 3′s keyboard

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

    installed. don’t know if I like it. don’t really get it. gingerbread keyboard is the best for me so far.

  • Bigsike

    But I do have to wonder will keyboards even exist by the time Bionic comes out? hmmm

    • Kaufkin

      “Oh, a Keyboard, how Quaint!”

    • Kaufkin

      “Oh, a Keyboard, how Quaint!”

      • Gadgetskopf

        Montgomery Scott FTW!

  • Anonymous

    i just tried it for 5 mins and swiftkey wins. that is all

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    And its free! this is a great keyboard I can tell you that right now.

  • Mr Carteratl

    simply amazing, good by gingerbread keyboard.

  • Livinrw

    One word.  TSWIPE   is the best keyboard ever, hands down

    • Anonymous

      …if you’re Thai.

  • Bigsike

    I’ll tell you what I’ve tried just about every keyboard out there and have had horrible lag trouble with all of them, after spending 10 minutes with this one I am very impressed this is the only one I found that will make me get away from stock. Good job guys

    • http://twitter.com/delerivm Michael J. Parker

      The lag of 3rd party keyboards has been bugging me too.   I gave up on them for that reason until SwiftKey X came out… I’m trying to like it again but it is definitely laggy at times on my Thunderbolt.  FlexT9 was the same way. About to give TouchPal a try….

      • Bigsike

        Yes the lag drove me up a wall especially because I liked the layout on a lot of them but just way to laggy.

      • LeeInMKE

        I actually love SwiftKey X on my ThunderBolt, but am gonna try this just because.

  • MJZ

    cant figure out how to make it swipe *shrugs*

    • GJB

      I was having the same issue, and after a few minutes of hunting, I’ve come to the conclusion that swyping only works on the beta version.  The market version does not yet support it.

      • Dfranks11

        Yeah the beta seems to be the version with swyping.

    • http://twitter.com/grilmasterweber Kurt Weber

      yeah same its just like a regular keyboard but dumb looking

    • juan

      same here

    • Anonymous

      Kind of pointless without the swyping… 

  • 0mie

    I sent this to Kellen probably 4 months ago…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      You wouldn’t believe all the emails we get. Sometimes hard to go through it all. But we appreciate all of them. Keep sending it! :P

      • 0mie

        All my emails have a special tag, so I KNOW he sees them ;)

        • Peter Bartholomul

          maybe no one likes you. don’t get upset. I’m just thinking logical.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          Hah well maybe you should forward to both of us then just so we don’t miss anything ;)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

            or twitter :D

  • Jordan

    Where is BlindType?????

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, no kidding, right? If there’s ONE keyboard I really want on my Droid X, it’s BlindType, which by the videos they’ve released, looks to be extremely incredible, but it appears it has something in common with the Bionic, both will probably never have a definite release date.

      • Anonymous

        Didn’t Google buy Blindtype? I thought I remembered reading something about that.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

           yeah it was bought out

        • Anonymous

          Yep, BlindType was bought by Google late last year: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/01/blindtype-acquired-by-google/

          Now let’s all wonder what the hell Google is actually going to do with BlindType. Perhaps they bought ‘em out because they are developing their own super duper cool keyboard and they wanted to eliminate the competition? I guess anything’s possible at this point.

          • Anonymous

            With the improvements in prediction from FroYo to GB, I think it’s pretty clear where Blind Type’s tech went.

  • EC8CH

    TouchPal sounds naughty

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panas0nic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aQrp

    • Adam Elghor

      hay baby wanna b my touchpal?

  • Anonymous

    The part with him swiping his thumb all over the blank screen was crazy. Don’t think I could do that. Personally I still prefer a physical keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Wollenburg/63914929 Joey Wollenburg

    Installing it now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ridoz419 Jerrod Schultz

    Is this anything like the BlindType keyboard from forever ago that never turner out?

    • NikonD300

      Not quite BlindType, but close. It’s accuracy even with very, very sloppy typing is amazing. Give it a try!

    • Anonymous

      Blind Type was purchased by Google. It’s pretty clear that their algorithm was incorporated into the Gingerbread keyboard, since that one’s text prediction is freaky accurate (unlike the FroYo and prior one, which was good but nowhere close to GB).

      • Anonymous

        i have also noticed how the gingerbread keyboards seem to be very very good and predicting my text almost more so than any other keyboard, swift key was cool but i am constantly wiping my phone for new roms and swift key is only good once it has built up a library to search from.

      • Anonymous

        i have also noticed how the gingerbread keyboards seem to be very very good and predicting my text almost more so than any other keyboard, swift key was cool but i am constantly wiping my phone for new roms and swift key is only good once it has built up a library to search from.

  • no

    looks like a convoluted pile of crap.

  • Anonymous

    Have I mentioned how much I despise predictive typing?  Its never right and just slows me down.  I had to get rid of swiftkey because it actually made me type slow.

    Swype is the only semi-”predictive” keyboard that I can use.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Yeah I agree makes me type more if anything..

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Sic

  • Jacob

    Poor choice of the song

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      Yeah horrible cover. 

    • Mike

      They should have used the Eric Cartman version.