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Nuance and TCL Expand Partnership Agreement for Swype Keyboards

Swype will be Default Keyboard on TCL’s Touchscreen Android Devices in the U.S.

Burlington, Mass. – July 11, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced an agreement with TCL to deploy Swype Platform as the touch screen keyboard in the U.S. on Android devices.

Swype is the most personal, powerful and customizable four-in-one keyboard for Android, allowing people to quickly glide their finger from one letter to the next to input text – or simply tap, speak or handwrite letters, numbers and symbols. Swype is a living, learning keyboard that continuously updates each user’s personal language model with the words and phrases they use the most – and with opt-in connected services you can also get the words and phrases trending around the world through the power of crowdsourcing. And, Swype can follow a user from one device to another with Backup and Sync – so it is the only keyboard people ever need. Swype was the first to deliver keyboards with continuous touch innovation, and has since reached more than 500 million users worldwide.

“Nuance has the key attributes we look for in a strategic partner: a record of high product quality, global language coverage, a history of innovation and strong Intellectual Property in its category,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, a brand within TCL Communication. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Nuance as we build more powerful and elegant consumer experiences.”

Swype is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Nuance Voice Ads, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, and Dragon Voicemail to Text. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.  For more information, please visit


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