A report on Text messaging and ITap

A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"
iTap in action
A text message on an iPhone announcing an AMBER Alert
A multimedia message displayed on a mobile phone
SMS is used to send "welcome" messages to mobile phones roaming between countries. Here, T-Mobile welcomes a Proximus subscriber to the UK, and Base welcomes an Orange UK customer to Belgium.
This sticker seen in Paris satirizes the popularity of communication in SMS shorthand. In French: "Is that you? / It's me! / Do you love me? / Shut up!"
A driver with attention divided between a mobile phone and the road ahead
Two girls text during class at school
A text message that (he says) promises 500 Libyan dinars ($400) to anyone who "makes noise" in support of Gaddafi in the coming days
A recruitment ban in French SMS language: «Slt koi29 on é jamé 2tro @ s batre pour la P. ;-)» = «''Salut! Quoi de neuf? On n'est jamais de trop à se battre pour la Paix!»
Some health organizations manage text messaging services to help people avoid smoking

This makes some of the modern mobile phones features like text messaging and note-taking easier.

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Predictive text software, which attempts to guess words (Tegic's T9 as well as iTap) or letters (Eatoni's LetterWise) reduces the labour of time-consuming input.

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A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"

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A standard ITU-T E.161 keypad used for text messaging

Predictive text

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Input technology used where one key or button represents many letters, such as on the numeric keypads of mobile phones and in accessibility technologies.

Input technology used where one key or button represents many letters, such as on the numeric keypads of mobile phones and in accessibility technologies.

A standard ITU-T E.161 keypad used for text messaging

The most widely used, general, predictive text systems are T9, iTap, eZiText, and LetterWise/WordWise.

Short message service (SMS) permits a mobile phone user to send text messages (also called messages, SMSes, texts, and txts) as a short message.

Keypad used by T9.

T9 (predictive text)

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Predictive text technology for mobile phones , originally developed by Tegic Communications, now part of Nuance Communications.

Predictive text technology for mobile phones , originally developed by Tegic Communications, now part of Nuance Communications.

Keypad used by T9.
Screenshot, LG V60 Android, using T9 predictive text in "4x3" keyboard format. Screenshot taken 2020/08/06

The main competing technologies include iTap created by Motorola, SureType created by RIM, Eatoni's LetterWise and WordWise, and Intelab's Tauto.

T9's objective is to make it easier to enter text messages.