IFirst, I sort of love this phone.
I, too, am a T9 user. I've found the T9 with the Eris to be usable, but inferior to that on my old SonyEricsson flip phone.
There is some programming blunder that allows multiple letters to be capitalized at the beginning of sentences, and I still haven't figured out how to efficiently do... it does't know the word apostrophes???
ALso, it tries to add the letter "S" to many words, then I have to select the suggestion and then manually delete the ess.
Most egregious, though, is the fact that T9 is unavailable in many instances, like when I use the search softkey, which is a real shame, because if it were't rendered useless by that error, that softkey would be quite useful.
Anybody else notice these things, and more importantly, anybody know it there are any solutions?
BTW, I thought it was funny that another poster said she or he couldn't understand how anyone could use T9 (I paraphrased). I feel the very same way about qwerty layouts on phones.
The word "Qwerty" is easier to type on my computer.