I got my first Android device two days ago at last. While I'm not even close to exploring the OS, I have already made a small annoying discovery about SMSes.
In the build-in sms app is great for notifications and ticker information (the bar at the top). It does everything right, i.e. show the message icon which disappears when checking the in-box and most importantly: the received message is shown perfectly the in ticker with all content, line by line.
I my experience neither Handsent nor Chompsms can do the last trick. Handsent only shows the last line of a multi-line message and Chompsms shows the message for 1/1000 sec.
A solution would be to use the build-in notification ticker and have the 3. party app remove this when the message is read. However, this can't be done.
It's a ridiculous small issues but the ticker is such a sweet feature that I would really love a perfect solution. And I don't think in build-in app is colorful enough but the 3. party apps don't get the ticker right.
To sum up: Looking for an app the does the ticker trick right and have a great looking design!