Software, Telecom & Wireless

Rumor: Baidu.com To Launch Mobile Phone Input Method On November 25

According to an insider, Chinese search engine company Baidu.com is planning to launch its new Chinese input method product based on mobile phone terminals on November 25, 2009.

This new input method will reportedly support several different ways of Chinese input, including using both the Pinyin and stroke of different Chinese characters. With the patent technology that combines the touch screen technology with general input, Baidu.com's new input method will bring new input experience to users while significantly increasing the input efficiency.

In addition, the new input method has a large vocabulary, which is apparently 40% more than that of existing input methods.

Baidu.com said its input method has a strong "do it yourself" ability and users can create their own input methods by customizing the appearance, operating habit, and vocabulary. It also features powerful networking functions, which enables online backup of vocabulary base and online updating of popular new words.

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