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Advanced MultiPlay Chinese - Easy-to-Use Mobile Texting In Simplified and Traditional Chinese

Los Angeles, CA (USA) and Taipei ¡V Dec. 12, 2007 ¡X Keytouch Inc., a technology licensing and product development company for mobile text input solutions, today announced the MultiPlay Chinese input solution, which handset makers are integrating into their smart handheld devices with 12-keypad or QWERTY-keyboards, or even hybrid-style mobile devices, using various operating systems.

An innovative ¡§software keyboard¡¨ solution fast gaining popularity, MultiPlay Chinese input is aimed specifically at the market for smart handheld devices in Asia Pacific. It supports input formats like Pinyin, Stroke, Changjie, and Zhu Yin. MultiPlay Chinese offers an intuitive user interface with advanced predictive text, personalized user database, and auto-learning system. It even enables PC-like functionality for easy and fast entry of text, symbols and numbers on a regular mobile phone keypad. Considering regional culture, and to help mobile users text in Chinese easily and quickly, the new features of MultiPlay Chinese include:

1. Human-based User Interface
Dynamic OSD design ¡V The user can choose to show/hide the OSD, and it automatically shifts position to avoid obscuring text while typing. Custom configurations of OSD can be provided.
Fuzzy tolerance ¡V To solve fuzzy pronunciation, the system automatically shows the correct vowel or sound.
Mixed input - With the intuitive and practical UI design and OSD, users don¡¦t need to switch modes to text mixed Chinese/English. It increases the texting speed, and is especially suited to young people¡¦s language habits.
Fix-any - Users can fix the first sound or fix any sound to reduce ambiguity and get the word or phrase they want to type immediately.

2. Super-functional Smart Input

Next word/phrase prediction ¡V When users type the first word, the system predicts the next word or phrase they want, and users can just push Enter to select/confirm the word or phrase, thus dramatically reducing the number of keystrokes needed.
Simplified spelling ¡V Especially useful for Pinyin. Users can enter only the first vowel or sound of each word, and MultiPlay will auto-complete the phrase.
Full sentence input ¡V users could type a full sentence, and then go back to correct only the words or phrases they need to.

3. Personalized Editing and Learning

PC-style Editing ¡V users can enjoy advanced functions like Select, Cut, Copy and Paste for quickly and efficiently editing messages/emails on smart handheld devices.
Phrase Learning ¡V When users text a person¡¦s name, place name or any special terms, the system will learn it automatically and save it to the UDB (User Database).

¡§According to Portio Research¡¦s report, the outlook for text messaging in the Asia-Pacific region remains bright, and SMS revenue in the region will increase to US$22.7 billion in 2012. Most mobile users in the greater China market are very SMS-savvy. However, they still want a better, more efficient Chinese text input method¡¨, said by Leon Chang, CEO of Keytouch Inc. ¡§MultiPlay Chinese offers exactly that - it is simply the fastest, most convenient way to input double-byte characters on a mobile device.¡¨

MultiPlay Chinese-enabled handsets are currently shipping to consumers in Taiwan and Hong Kong, on devices such as the HTC Touch Dual, Dopod C720w, C730 and C500. MultiPlay Chinese is set to be integrated on several more smart handheld devices in the near future for the great China markets.

About Keytouch
Keytouch Inc. is a technology licensing & product development company on Mobile Input solutions. The company is headquartered in California, USA and conducts worldwide business development based on a patented data-entry technology. The breakthrough technology addresses the data entry problem experienced in the fast growing mobile phone market. The software keyboard solution enables full PC text & functionality entries on a regular mobile phone keypad with Predictive Text capability. The cost-effective algorithm could be implemented in any current product within a 3-months lead-time.

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