BlackBerry 10 and its respective devices were announced last week to mixed reception. If you’re anything like me, you just have way too much invested into Apple’s ecosystem for a switch to be an option, even if you did find the platform compelling. That said, there are a few things that BlackBerry 10 will be bringing that are quite interesting.
Most notably is its new “predictive typing” feature. In a nutshell, the feature allows you to more easily type with one hand as the device predicts what word you’ll be using next. A simple swipe up from the keyboard allows you to select the word, and its apparent that such an ability can drastically speed up typing for those not accustomed to a touch screen keyboard.
Enter “Octopus Keyboard,” available on the Cydia store for a reasonable $4.99. This tweak essentially provides all the functionality of its BlackBerry 10 equivalent right on your iOS device. Why it’s called “Octopus” keyboard is beyond me, but it’s definitely a unique name. Sadly, there is no “demo” of the tweak at this time, and you’ll have to dive in head first at the price of $4.99 if you want to try it out.