Predictive move by Wii

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."

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