Digit Wireless' Fastap enabling keypad technology has been certified under the Chinese text-entry standard GF 3006 — 2001 Standard Scheme of Chinese Phonetic Alphabet Input with Universal Keypad by China's State Language Commission.
"This Chinese certification we have received will help pave the road for mobile device manufacturers enabling them to launch mobile phones featuring Fastap Keypad Technology," Robert Blumenthal, CEO, Digit Wireless. "Fastap is unique in that it meets the growing text input needs of Chinese mobile phone users for more advanced messaging and 3G services being launched in China such as email, social networking, blogging & instant messaging. This certification, in conjunction with our recent round of funding, further broadens our focus to the world's fastest growing mobile markets, such as China and India, from where the next billion mobile users will emerge."
This certification enables mobile devices featuring the Fastap keypad language platform to enter the Chinese mobile market through the world's device manufacturers and leading Chinese mobile operators to benefit millions of mobile users throughout China. The Fastap Global Language Platform when implemented for the Chinese market increases the performance and efficiency of the Pinyin, Quanpin, Jianpin, and Hunpin input methods which are the most commonly used input methods on today's mobile phones.
The Fastap Language Platform also supports the ability to directly enter a mixed text string comprised of Chinese characters, English letters and numbers within the same mode without shifting between language modes. This particular feature will also further satisfy a requirement of another standard presently under revision, GB/T18031 soon to be issued by Chinese Standard Bodies.