I just read a prvs ("previous") previous thread abt (about") about this and it looks like there's still no joy for us ex-Blackberry users. I'm talking about the iPhone version of the venerable Blackberry AUTOTEXT function. for instance: - type "u" in a text or email and the word "you" is automatically substituted. - type "r" and you get "are" - type "n" and get "in" For instance, typing "call me when u r n the lobby" gets replaced with "call me when you are in the lobby". The Blackberry had many of these handy shortcuts already installed, and you could extend the custom dictionary to add just about anything you wanted. Very handy! Does anybody have any credible info on whether this will ever be included with the IOS for the iPhone, or whether there is a 3rd party app that will give me this ability? I like the iPhone so far. If this feature can be added, I would LOVE it.