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Threaded messaging in non-smartphones

by Shinespark / June 19, 2009 11:18 AM PDT

After using WinMo phones, I've decided that I simply do not need all the features of a smart phone (web browsing, particularly). However, one that I appreciated a lot was threaded messaging with SMS. I was disappointed with the messaging/"feature" phones AT&T had to offer-- the LG Xenon's "threading" is far from what you get in an environment like WinMo. So, I've been looking for a non-Windows Mobile phone that has threaded messaging (I'm on AT&T but don't have a problem unlocking a phone). A full keyboard is nice, but I've learned to tolerate on-screen ones, too.

Is it too much to ask for this? I can't be the only one who has wanted a middle ground here between "standard" phones and smart ones.

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by Melanie Shefchik / June 9, 2010 10:13 PM PDT

I was just searching the web for the answer to this exact question. I hope someone replies.

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Definitely check out hofo
by Pepe7 / June 10, 2010 1:27 AM PDT

Someone asked this at CNET not long ago and I forgot what solution was proposed. I'd look at, both in the ATT forum as well as in the Samsung or LG sub-forums. You'll definitely get an answer there. Please post back what you find out ;).

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by kandykal / November 14, 2011 8:17 AM PST

Wow, two years later, there still isn't a good answer to this question on the market. Surely somebody can come up with this, it seems like there is a large market for it.

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Don't be so sure
by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 14, 2011 9:02 AM PST
In reply to: still

I would guess it is not such a big market as you assume. What about sending text messages from the phone?

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LG Extravert
by marty10196 / January 28, 2012 4:45 AM PST

The new LG Extravert is a great basic phone that features threaded messaging and a four row qwerty keyboard. I recommend it!!

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