Hi New to this forum and new to Android. Got my SE Xperia X10 Mini a few days ago and so far I'm impressed. But I do have some questions I hope someone can help me with. I've updated the phone with latest firmware. Model : E10i Firmware : 1.6 Kernel: 2.6.29 Build: 1.0.A.1.38 So to the questions. What is "Background data"? When I start "Market", it informs me that "Market needs background data to be enabled." I then press "enable" and find myself in the "Data synchronization" settings menu and enables the feature as requested. Auto-sync option is off and I don't use the phone to sync either gmail, calendar nor contacts. So why does it need it and what for? Is it my google account it needs? (that was configured first time running Market). Using the app Advanced Task Killer Free, I can see that this "background data" also starts RoadSync. Or that Market start it. RoadSync is an app to help me sync the phone agains MS Exchange (I don't use that one either). So why does Market also need RoadSync (app not configured either since I don't use it). Market is working just fine - but I'd rather see that the phone could do this without starting RoadSync. Would it kill Market if I uninstall RoadSync? When I recieve a message, using the same Advanced Task Killer app, I see that the following apps also starts. "Settings", "PlayNow", "RoadSync" and sometimes "Music player". It's not a MMS and my messaging alert tone is not music but one of the SE sounds. So I fail to see why the Music player needs to start. Also, "PlayNow" is SE versions of Market, why does recieving SMS/MMS needs to activate that app in the background? I've never logged into that app before either. And why "Settings" keeps popping up in the background I just don't know. And again, RoadSync... To sum it up, it seems that there's some strange background startups and I would like to stop that if possible. Also, all over the place I see the same questions about non-threaded messaging. And the same boring answer, some people like it that way so you'll have to deal with it. Is this a Andoid 1.6 thing? Is it possible to fix in 2.1 or 2.2 later? Or if I wrote my own messaging app, would I be able to get the "old fashion" inbox and sent items folder? Thank you for reading all this text and I'm looking forward to any response.