What is T9?
Data is entered into Avigo using a stylus pen that is tapped against its screen. If you were entering data such as an address, a keyboard would be available at the bottom of the screen. Characters would appear as you tapped each "key" with the stylus.
The T9 technology is a rapid text entry system that recognizes pre-programmed words from the user's keytaps. When entering data such as an address, the user has the choice of using a QWERTY keyboard or a T9 keyboard. The T9 keyboard is very similar to a telephone keypad. Each of the "keys" has 3 to 4 letters grouped on it. Rather than tapping each individual character, the user can tap the general key that contains the letter. The T9 software will then interpret the keytaps into a word or list of words. The user is capable of adding words that might not already exist in the T9 database.