Swype is a new way to type text on a cell phone or tablet PC. One of the inventors of T9, the current method for entering text on a 9 key touch pad, has developed Swype. It is the most exciting technology I have seen at TechCrunch50.
Swype works by simply sliding your finger across a touch screen keyboard. The technology follows your finger and figures out what word you are trying to type. It usually figures out the word within two or three letters. If Swype isn't sure of the word it will pop up several possible words and let you choose the correct word. They say you can "type" 50 words per minute with one finger using Swype.