Text messaging is a whole different thing. What you're suggesting is full voice recognition and dictation, which no phone has (yet). That kind of thing requires more processor power than you'll find in most phones.
Anyway, this is not a good phone for text messaging, but it does have it. You choose letters using the scroll wheel, but it's not as tedious as it sounds. It uses unique predictive text software to make it semi-intelligent.
The way it works is: you choose the first letter of the word, then for the next letter, you're only presented with the letters that could come next to form a real word. Then for the t...