Nuance the owners of Dragon Naturally Speaking purchased T9 from AOL today. T9 makes the predictive texting software that goes into many, possibly most, mobile phones. This software helps predict what word you are really typing as you text out a message with your thumbs on a cellular phone.
Nuance is making a significant move into the mobile phone industry. They purchased MobileVoiceControl Inc in January.
The two technologies from MobileVoiceControl and T9 will give Nuance the ability to create a voice driven predictive messaging capability.
They already own Dragon Naturally Speaking, which I use on a regular basis.