Patent Number: 7,826,406

Title: Storing, sending and receiving text message threads on a wireless communication device

Abstract: A mobile communication device uses a condensed text message store wherein individual messages of a thread are stored in such a manner that the thread can later be reconstructed for display. By storing individual messages rather than thread objects including duplicative content, device memory is conserved. Network bandwidth can also be preserved by sending only individual messages between the device and a central server (which server may also utilize a condensed message store).

Inventors: Burns; Anthony G. (Waterloo, CA), May; Darrell R. (Waterloo, CA), Hardy; Michael T. (Waterloo, CA)

Assignee: Research In Motion Limited

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00