With its technology already in smartphones like Motorola Inc's Droid X, start-up Swype is setting its sights on helping consumers type more easily on billions of phones, including iPhones. Seattle-based Swype's software lets users of virtual touch-screen keypads drag their fingers from letter to letter instead of tapping on each letter. This helps with accuracy and typing speed. Since its first commercial phone launch in December, Swype has already been added to about 10 phone models and is expected to be in 50 devices by the end of 2010, said Chief Executive Mike McSherry. Its customers besides Motorola include Samsung Electronics and HTC Corp.
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