When you first enter a word it doesn't know into a message, you'll have to effectively do it manually. Might want to change text entry to multi tap. But so long as "word completion" is checked, the next time you go to enter the same word, it will know it. I also have "phrase completion" checked. So I only had to text "going to be late" one time, and the next time I got as far as "go" it typed out "going to be late" in full
I actually think the predictive text on Motos (iTAP) is better than the T9 on Nokias - personal opinion of course.
still deciding, still deciding no shadow of a doubt the software is not a patch on nokias or SEs though. Do you know how to order things in the main menu? trying to use that as a main place for my 'shortcuts' as you recommended, but is there anyway to move something from last in the list to the top?