Originally Posted by br148210
The Touch Pro 2 was running Windows Mobile which did provide this feature, however no Android device I have seen has this capability. One recommendation I have is to use the application SMS Backup Restore found in the android market and is free. One nice feature is that you can back up your entire text history and schedule back ups. Since the files save to the SD card you can reload all your messages and archive and read them in Excel. This also allows you to free up space on your device if you have alot of text threads which can cause memory issues over time.
In regard to how long the phone will keep text messages in the inbox area. It will save your messages indefinitely. That's not taking into account software glitches etc. that's why I recommend the sms back up restore app. I see people at work all the time who say their phone power cycled and erased everything, or they have a memory low error since they have a thousand sms conversations with a thousand threads in each message. Phones do have a finite amount of memory and text messages do take up memory, that's why actively managing your texts are important. Hopefully this is helpful.
My XPRT has the ability to set a storage/message limit per conversation. The default is 200, which is where mine is.
Would this solve the problem you are referring to? This sounds like it could stop the phone from getting bogged down with indefinitely stored sms messages. Obviously this wouldn't help you if you had a software glitch though.
Thanks, I'm new to smartphones.