> no, t9 is patented in it's entirety.

what exactly is patented that could not be reimplemented?

- the system of numbers and characters per key is afaik a well known  
standard (and dating from long before the mobile era)
- hitting the key several times to select a specific symbol was done long  
before t9 came up
- completing a word from a dictionary based on the already available  
string is done by several keyboard apps (even xvkbd afaik) w/o violating  
any patents

so, what does t9 do that's not available already?

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