I've been using Swype beta on my Android 2.3 phone for over a year now, don't use anything else. I got a tablet for Christmas, and installed Swype beta on it also. The difference with the tablet version is interesting, you have four modes:
1) regular keyboard - full size that you could two-hand type on. Haven't used it much as you would require a case/stand to properly position the device for "touch" typing. It is also the same keyboard that you would
2) Swype, e.g. drag your finger between letters, which is much more efficient than one-finger poking.
3) Small mode, which is the Swype keyboard miniaturized to about your phone's size so you don't have to cover as much real estate while dragging your finger across the keys, and
4) split mode makes the keyboard smaller, splits it in two and drags it to the edges of the screen so that presumably you could hold the tablet with both hands and thumb type.
As an aside, Skype beta initially refused to download for me, claiming that my tablet wasn't an Android device because of the default browser. Installing Firefox resolved the issue.
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