Above is a video demonstration of the latest improvement on text entry, the technology is called Swype. It was invented by the maker of the T9 text input method used in most phones today. Swype allows you to drag your finger from letter to letter while composing a message, hypothetically making typing on touchscreens faster, easier, and less painful.
This new technology will be available for Android and Windows Mobile based touchscreen devices soon but it is expected to be available for all brands before long. Swype will make its debut on December 2 on the Samsung Omnia II through Verizon. Looks like we're stuck poking at our screens until then.