Check this keyboard out. It's amazing!
Another reason for a one hand keypad, one for the phone and one for your drink.
Darn it.......... No hands left to drive with, perhaps the knees
I am the original poster and sadly months later we are no closer to t9 than when I first posted. Better Keyboard still doesn't understand what t9 is and I wish they would just understand, because their app has the capabilities.
Sorry to intrude on your forums (I personally only have the Nexus One, since I'm on T-Mobile), but I'm the author of the EvenBetter (Numberpad) Keyboard, and I think it's gotten to the point where it's a pretty good T9 style keyboard, if you're still looking for one. I obviously am pretty happy with it, and it seems like there's a lot of other people that like it a lot too :-) Anyways, if you're looking for one, it might be worth trying out.