I personally thought that this day was never going to come. Being a former Treo user, there was one thing that I missed dearly when migrating over to my beloved BlackBerry and that was threaded SMS messaging. Well no more mourning BlackBerry lovers. Wheatoncs, maker of the wonderful Profile Scheduler, has officially released their BBText2IM application!
We have mentioned this program a couple of times while the product was still in Beta testing and they have come a long way since our initial announcement. Basically this program converts all of your SMS messages into something that resembles an instant message. If you happen to be having a conversation with a friend via SMS and they respond while you are typing them a message, you can modify what you are typing just by looking up. No more saving your text as a draft and opening the newest message.
Add to this the customization options that BBText2IM has presented and you have a beautiful and elegant way to handle your text messages. You can assign different colors, based on a single contact, to your messages and text as well as the other party’s messages and text. Or set up global preferences to handle all your color choices.
If this application sounds like it may be for you, head on over to the Handango Store and pick up the free 7 day trial. It should also be noted that the application is on sale for an introductory rate of $9.99. I’m not sure how long this price is good for, or what the full retail price is, so if you’re interested you had better act now.
Stay tuned for a full review to follow!
Threaded SMS on the BlackBerry is now a reality! Tired of the cumbersome built in SMS application? Wish you could save the conversations you are in? Ready for a change?
What can the program do?
- Allow you to hold an instant messenger like conversation via SMS.
- Allow you to send complete conversations via email to anyone.
- The program is currently tested on a large number of BlackBerry devices on OS 4.1, 4.2 and 4.5
If you notice any changes from the .9 Beta, please add a comment!