Feb 02 AT 2:18 PM Anthony Domanico 15 Comments

Swiftkey bringing tablet-specific keyboard to Honeycomb

The folks over at Swiftkey are hard at work developing a version of their popular keyboard application specifically for tablets to launch alongside Honeycomb later this month.

The awesome looking tron-esque keyboard is shaking things up a bit by placing a full numeric keypad in the middle of the letter keys when in landscape mode. Though strange at first glance, this move actually makes sense when you think about it. The letters will be close to where your hands will naturally be placed when holding a tablet in landscape mode, which has the potential typing much easier.

We’ll have a more hands-on review of the tablet version of Swiftkey once it launches, but this is certainly one keyboard replacement I’m eagerly looking forward to testing out on whatever Honeycomb tablet I pick up in coming months.

For those who have yet to hear about Swiftkey, check out our impressions of the initial app release here. In short, Swiftkey’s insanely accurate text-prediction make typing much faster than the stock keyboard, though still slower than Swype. All in all, there’s much to get excited about for the Swiftkey tablet application due out in coming weeks.

Via: Chuck Falzone

Source: Swiftkey

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