Thank you for your suggestions. I'm giving these two programs some thought. One is 3jam and the other is BBText2IM. I would sure think RIM, as stellar as the BB OS is in so many other ways, could figure out the beauty of this option, as it would only make their devices even more usable, IMHO. I know a lot of former Palm users who are now on BlackBerrys would love to see this at least as an option.