Jailbroken iPhones & Touches bring old days of Newton with handwriting recognition

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HWPen ScreenshotDeveloped by, HWPen is a new third-party application availible for jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches. This handwriting recognition app can understand both English and Chinese language input, but it is still in beta so I imagine more language support will be coming as it progresses. You can find a full forum discussion about this app at modmyifone and can install it by adding “” as a source on

I’m sure you all remember Apple’s infamous Newton product that came with handwriting recognition, and I’m guessing the service is a lot better on an iPhone than a Newton. At least I hope so because I don’t think we want another Simpson’s episode about the iPhone. Let us know what this application is like if you have installed it and whether or not it is worth downloading.

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