I haven't been able to figure out how to "wipe" the entire inbox, but I will do some searching - thanks!
As far as predictive text, let's say you're typing the word "experience" ...sure it's easier to type out the word on a qwerty keyboard as opposed to a shared character keyboard (without using predictive text), but why wouldn't you rather just type say "exp" and it guesses "experience" and then you hit the enter key (or something like this) to confirm it? I bet dollars to donuts I can type a paragraph more quickly "one-handed" without a qwerty - but with predictive - than typing the same paragraph on just qwerty. I see I'm not the only one who feels this way because I have been reading through all the posts looking for a solution. I think if the Pearl had as nice a camera, I would've went with that ...oh well.
But thanks for the tips : )