Swype, a maker of a one-touch on-screen keyboard for smartphones, has taken in a $1 million extension to its previous $5.6 million second round, the company said. Including a $1.3 angel round the seven-year-old Seattle company raised last April, Swype has received $7.9 million in total funding. The second round add-on was provided by Docomo Capital.
Both Nokia (NYSE: NOK) Growth Partners and Samsung Ventures participated in the initial second round in December. In addition to the latest funding, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is adding Swype’s text technology to its Cliq XT Android phone, PC World reported. This is Swype’s first appearance on a Motorola device and it could pave the way for other deals.