1. UndeadCircus's Avatar
    Hey guys...

    Got a couple quick questions for all of you. I'm jumping from the Palm Pre to the HTC Evo on the Sprint network (just waiting for the phone to arrive in the mail now). On the Pre, whenever you are sending text messages, the messaging shows up in sort of a "chat style" where you don't have to open each message individually, they all appear in-line and you can see all of your message history with that one contact in the same window. Another great feature of the Pre is that if I typed over 160 characters, the phone let me keep typing and just sent the messages in order all on it's own; I wasn't limited to only typing 160 characters per message, I could continue typing as much as I wanted.

    My questions are - does the HTC Evo support these same features? The messaging app showing a full history in the same window as well as support for typing more than 160 characters at once and then sending the messages in order?

    I realize these are insanely mundane and noobish questions, however I haven't been able to find a single piece of evidence to either of them.

    Thanks guys!
    11-12-2010 09:40 PM
  2. I.R.R.V.'s Avatar
    Yes x 2
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    11-12-2010 09:58 PM
  3. UndeadCircus's Avatar
    Thanks buddy.
    11-12-2010 10:05 PM
  4. zuma's Avatar
    It sounds as if you are referring to threaded messages .. the EVO does that without problem. Plus you do not even need to type your messages. Just speak them and let Googles voice do the typing for you
    11-12-2010 10:51 PM
  5. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    Yeah, pretty much every smart phone will do that.

    The only thing it doesn't do is merge SMS with your IM messages, although there's nothing stopping an app from doing so.
    11-12-2010 11:21 PM
  6. milominderbinde's Avatar

    Nice to see you.

    Yes to chat style messaging see: Messaging Tips and Tricks

    Message counter is so basic I did not even mention it. The Pre is the only phone that does not have this as a stock feature. 130 patches that Android has included are here:
    webOS Patches that Are Standard Android Features

    Check out the rest of the tips and tricks:
    Palm webOS Homebrewer's Guide to Android
    Getting Started with Android - Tips and Tricks
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    11-13-2010 12:19 AM
  7. UndeadCircus's Avatar
    Thanks a bunch milo! That stuff was just what I was needing. =)
    11-13-2010 10:07 AM
  8. Bigfire's Avatar
    My recommendation is to get the handcent messaging app. Has all the stock features plus many customization tools. Best feature is the quick reply box. It pops up when u get a txt and let's you quick reply, closing the box when you send!
    11-13-2010 10:27 AM
  9. antianalog's Avatar
    It threads but not like the Pre. One the Pre I could see a threaded message regardless of text, Google Talk, or whatever IM service I sent or received the message through. While the EVO has threaded messaging you are limited to seeing whatever conversation you had by which client was used to send or receive it. IE- My text message history is there, but if I wanted to see my gTalk history I'd have to open up the Talk app.

    This is about the only thing I miss from my Pre and I'm a very happy EVO owner, so enjoy.
    11-13-2010 11:55 AM
  10. vel7wil's Avatar
    Like you I had the Pre (rooted) and missed the ability to change the messaging style...got handcent and problem solved cam set up the messaging just the way I want it.....so it now looks alot like the Pre's just bigger.
    11-15-2010 04:03 PM
  11. mmarcus's Avatar
    I've been saying it since I got my Evo a couple months ago -- integrated messaging is the one missing feature for my use.

    WebOS isn't perfect, but it presents threaded messages on one screen irrelevant if they were via sms or gchat or aim or whatever. In that way it was seamless, you didn't have to juggle between the gchat app and handscent, etc., in order to read/write/review your messages.

    IMHO an app that replicated that on android would do very well, as long as it was elegant and minimal in approach. I care less about changing font type for sms messages (a'la handscent) than I do about saving time. Having one messaging app is a huge efficiency that could be translated into a single widget (another efficiency). That would be a killer app for me.
    11-15-2010 05:13 PM
  12. npark's Avatar
    Like you I had the Pre (rooted) and missed the ability to change the messaging style...got handcent and problem solved cam set up the messaging just the way I want it.....so it now looks alot like the Pre's just bigger.
    What do you mean you had the pre rooted? There's nothing to root--the OS is completely open--one just had to entire the atari cheat code and flip a switch.

    Root implies working to achieve superuser access which is not given or accessible to users by default. There's nothing to "root" as root/su access is given to users by way of a factory option.
    11-15-2010 05:22 PM
  13. gsonsevo's Avatar
    I agree, I just got my Evo (Had day 1 pre) and after playing w/ the messaging system, I would recommend handcent as well
    11-15-2010 06:36 PM