Ok guys, I'm new to android; help me out here. Has anybody else ever been in an SMS (Google Voice), email, or IM conversation with somebody, with your phone continually beeping every 30 seconds when you get a new message? This happens to me a lot. The phone is sitting next to me on my desk, and each time it beeps, I pick it up, push the power button, swipe to unlock, swipe down the notifications bar, and then look to see what's new. After doing this about 30 times in an hour, I have to ask myself, is this really necessary on a modern smartphone? The dumbest dumbphone I know will light up when you get a new text. Now, I have searched high and low, and am I just stupid, or is there no setting or app available to turn the screen on for like 5 seconds and display new notifications as soon as they come in??? I understand that Handcent and SMS Popup have this function, but only for carrier SMS (not GV). It seems so intuitive that the notifications panel itself should just appear for a few seconds (to not waste battery) with each new notification. That way I could actually use the Silent mode by just putting the phone on my desk when I'm in class or a meeting. Anybody know if I'm missing a setting or an app for this?