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XT9 mobile interface software now available in India

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NEW DELHI: Tegic Communications, a unit of AOL’s wireless division, has announced the availability of its XT9 mobile interface in India.

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XT9 is a multi-modal user interface solution for smart phones and advanced mobile devices. The XT9 mobile interface features include next word prediction, support for any input method, including hard and soft keys, and even handwriting, regional error correction, word order preference, smart punctuation and auto-accenting and user database of words.

Speaking at the launch, Tegic emerging markets senior vice-president Ray Tsuchiyama said, “This new interface is designed to enable users to easily toggle between messaging modes, as well as numbers, letters, symbols and languages, making it faster and easier to enter text. The XT9 Mobile interface seamlessly integrates T9 software for the phone keypad, as well as hard and soft QWERTY keyboard, with handwriting recognition capabilities using a stylus. By making it simpler to type words and phrases, XT9 makes it easier to enjoy content and wireless services such as mobile web browsing, search and messaging.”

He added, “With mobile and SMS usage growing at such a rapid pace in India, we feel this is the perfect time to add XT9 to our list of available products in such an important market. By offering XT9 in India, we are furthering our goal of making text input on mobile phones simple and fast, regardless of whether a user is typing text on a keypad or using a stylus to enter words.”

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The company go-to-market strategy includes working with carriers for specifications and creating awareness and education among end users on XT9. The company also plans to work with regional original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring in T9 devices in India.

The XT9 Mobile Interface is now available for manufacturers of mobile and electronic devices to license and integrate into upcoming models.

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