Zi Corp has announced that it has licensed its predictive text input technology (eZiText) to Nintendo for Wii.
The agreement expands upon a similar agreement in October 2005, which enlisted similar technology to utilise on the Nintendo DS, and will probably make sending SMS messages via the Wii as easy as a mobile phone.
"Nintendo is a worldwide leader in video game systems and has a reputation for bringing innovative technology to the market," said Milos Djokovic, President and CEO, Zi Corporation.
"By embedding eZiText in Wii, Nintendo is empowering its customer with a more user friendly method for text input."
"This announcement heralds the future use of eZiText outside of conventional mobile usage," continued Djokovic.
"The global gaming industry has become a worldwide phenomenon and is becoming an important new avenue for the distribution of our products. As such, we will continue to progressively pursue new gaming customers."