08-24-2008 02:03 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums!
The emoticons are built in the messenger. Its under show symbols.
I don't believe there is an option for email. There may be a third party add in. Try a Google search!
If this answers your question, please take a minute to resolve the post using the options by the KUdo's Star.
Thanks very much!
08-24-2008 02:17 PM
There is a third party app to add emoticons to email it is $3.99
However you cannot add smileys to SMS.
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The Treo does not use a "superset" of SMS. It conforms to the spec-what it sends is actually part of the SMS standard.
What it does differently, and smartly, in my opinion, is locally (meaning: on the handset), translate any standard/well-known smiley text-sequences into a pictogram.
For examply, if you're composing an SMS on the Treo and type the standard smiley face sequence (colon, dash, close parenthesis) ":-)",the treo will display the pictogram for a smiley face, but it will send the actual text sequence (or more correctly, the codes for those characters, which I believe the SMS spec is based on ascii, though I could be wrong-been a while since I read the spec).
This enables SMS to be international (since it's sending the codes).
When the Treo receive an SMS, it receives the codes, and when it sees a well-known emoticon character sequence, it dynamically replaces it with a pictogram in the SMS application.
There's absolutely no technical reason why this couldn't have been (and still could be) implemented in the blackberry SMS application. I'd venture the reason it hasn't been is because RIM simply didn't want to, possibly to make the IM app appear superior to the SMS app. Why would they invest effort when doing nothing retains a distintinction?
Yet another way (of many) that new devices have (frustratingly) not incorporated previously-existing features. I do hope RIM addresses this-many of us rely on SMS, and there's no reason why the transmission medium should limit how it's presented.