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Since the TDK SMS application was rather limited, I used the latest version of Visual IT’s Simple SMS, which supports Bluetooth, to manage all my messages. As well as writing texts, this program receives and archives them too — very useful considering that the T68 holds a maximum of 80 messages. Those “must keep” SMSs soon build up!

Installation proceeded normally, and by simply selecting Bluetooth from the Options menu the program was set up. It is not even necessary to type in your service center number; it can use the phone’s own. Operation is simple, as the program name suggests. Navigation is either by menu or icon bar, and is pretty intuitive, although you must remember to move to the relevant section on opening for anything to happen! It’s pretty flexible, too: if you don’t have Bluetooth, Simple SMS can also communicate via IR or cable.

The program connected with my T68 flawlessly, and soon I had my messages copied to my iPAQ. From here they can be exported to a text file for archiving, replied to, deleted, and so on. Happily, Simple SMS is intelligent enough to scan your Contacts for numbers as it receives the texts, so one can put a name to a number, as it were! It can also handle long messages, multiple recipients and informs you of remaining characters in the SMS. The only downside I discovered is that it is not possible to create user folders to organise messages; fortunately, it is possible to sort the list, and scrolling through to find the one you want is extremely fast. It would also have been All in all, Simple SMS is a very competent little program and a great alternative to the TDK Systems utility if you need a bit more power.



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