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Smartphones get Shakespeare makeover

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Smartphones get Shakespeare makeover

People can text in the style of Shakespeare using a new app.

ShakeSpeak has been developed by Swfitkey - who analysed the complete works of the famous 16th century English Bard - and allows budding thespians to simply type the first word or two of a famous Shakespearean quote and the technology will predict the rest.

"To be or not to be" will be swiftly followed by, "that is the question" and "The course of true love" will transform into the full phrase, "The course of true love never did run smooth".

The launch of the ShakeSpeak app is part of the Fans of London tourism campaign from VisitLondon.com and a series of events are taking place across the capital, including the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy and the first ever exhibition on the Rolling Stones personal artifacts and memorabilia.