Graffiti, chorded keyboards, T9, finally something very promising. Download the free MessageEase software from ExIdeas and try it for yourself. It is very clever. It uses a 3x3 entry area giving 9 most frequently used keys direct access. However, to type the less frequently used characters, you would drag the figure from the center of the key to one of eight direction (up,down,diagonal etc). I tried it for a few minutes and it seems to work very well.