Go BlackBerry-Style with Octopus Keyboard

urlBlackBerry 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.

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