I don't really know how people use it. I watched all the youtube vids of people who are supposedly completely noobs to the IDEA of swiping, and how they pick it up and type fast, and it's so far from reality it's not even funny. I find that when I have to hold my finger down, a lot of the keyboard is obscured. There's no screen calibration that just adjusts the entire touch screen, and mine seems inaccurate. I don't know why there isn't calibration, so we can possibly blame that to a small degree, but typing works much better in any case. What happens is I put my finger down on the right key, but if I have to move down or down-left or right, it's hard to see what I'm going for. And in portrait the keys are somewhat thin, so stopping on the right key is something that requires care, which requires a massive speed reduction. I found the prediction useless and inaccurate, and avoided it whenever possible. But by far the thing that prevents me from adopting it was going the wrong direction and it ruining a word. When single finger hunting, I don't instinctively know what direction to go. Attempts to go anywhere near as fast as my dual thumbs landscape can go simply resulted in complete system failure. If someone is fed a sentence where the prediction is known to fill in half of the letters for them, and there are no proper nouns, they might go a decent speed, but I am very doubtful that during practical typing it is anywhere near as fast as landscape two thumb typing. But for all that like it great, but if I want anything more than just expressing my opinion, it might be an end to the unwarranted hype behind the swype. It sort of turns typing into a minigame and it's creative, but it's likely not the fastest (guiness != fact, it's entertainment guys).