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lj123
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Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

I have a BB curve and my carrier is Sprint.  How do i add emotions (smiley faces) to SMS messages and email?

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Bifocals
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

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!

 

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lorriem1222
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Registered: ‎06-19-2008
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

There is a third party app to add emoticons to email it is $3.99

 

http://www.handango.com/ampp/store/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?siteId=1204&jid=C1AA7943ED6D6179886483C...

 

However you cannot add smileys to SMS.

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lj123
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

Thanks for the answers Lorriem and Bifocals - not the answers I wanted but now I know.  Hard to believe that with all the cool things the Blackberry can do you can't add a smiley face to e-mail without jumping through hoops (and not at all in SMS).  Such a simple thing!!  I even tried to find a place on the BB website where I could gently suggest/complain but you can't even do that....disappointing.
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Poker
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Registered: ‎09-01-2008
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

.I agree.  Blackberry needs to add emoticons to SMS and email.  This sucks!!!!
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Xandrex
Posts: 18,401
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My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

hello, it's not a question of feature but a question of standards. there is no smiley in the SMS international standard, and there is no smiley in the email standard.

You can have smileys in Blackberry Messenger, in AOL Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN and also in html email you can add images that look like smileys.

Don't forget that when you send something, the other person must be able to see that too, otherwise it defeats the purpose.



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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

Kill-joy :smileyhappy:
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TProfit
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-29-2008
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

I dont understand that.  I could send emoyicons via my treo in SMS messages all the time,  So why is that such an issue with BB?  I am new to BB and was always using a Palm prior to this and maybe this is just my own ignorance but just doesnt make sense to me.  And there has been not one company that has fixed this flaw???? 
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Xandrex
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

you're taking things reverse.
SMS was designed to send text messages. Letters and some other characters. No smileys apart from combining several characters like ^_^ or like : - )

then after that, there was an era for instant messengers. They used many pictograms to displays smileys like :smileyhappy: or :smileywink: . Then it started appearing on emails (Hotmail, YahooMail, Google Mail). Then some people started using something that looks like SMS, but with smileys. That's the case with TREO, or with the Blackberry Messenger.
But it's not SMS technologie, it's a superset of SMS.



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nonnemoanimum
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Re: Adding Emotions (Smiley Faces) to SMS and Email

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.


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