Oct 6th, 2011

Pretty big news coming out of the tech world if this all pans out. According to Uncrunched, Swype has just been acquired by Nuance for the sum of 100 million dollars. Currently, Nuance is the proud owner of the T9 input method you’ve been using on flip phones since before Android and more recently, they made a splash for their voice recognition software powering the iPhone 4S’s Siri and Dragon desktop software.

So what does this acquisition mean? Some say it’s Nuance’s way of eliminating the competition (T9 and Swype don’t get along). No one can say for sure. But it looks like Swype could be the default keyboard method on an even wider range of devices once this buyout goes through. Both Nuance and Swype have yet to confirm or issue a statement but we’ll keep you updated.

[Via Electronista]