09/01/2011, 12:08 PM
Thanks to user Th3H0ff, I have figured out how to send and receive texts using my touchpad with my Android phone. This should work on any Android phone.
First you will need to head over to the Android market on your phone. Download a free app titled "DeskSMS"
Once you have that installed, go into the app on your phone and enter your gmail info. This will now push your sms messages to your gtalk account.
Now go into the sms app on your touchpad. Go under the menu into preferences and accounts. Add your gtalk info.
Now go back to your desksms app on your phone and try the "test sms" to send yourself a text message.
You should now get a notification on your touchpad with the message that was sent. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE INVITE ON YOUR TOUCHPAD FIRST.
Caveats - (cut and pasted from Th3H0ff's thread)
1. You have to accept the very first message from a contact on your TP. Only once not for every conversation, but just for the very first time you receive a text using the app from that contact, after that works as advertised.
2. Only the PH# is displayed on the contacts pane in the left column along with "@desksms" appended to it. The actual message will have the name displayed like a normal text message.
3. As of right now you can only respond to a message number that is being displayed, so if you erase a convo you can not initiate another text without it being in the convo list.
Thats it! Mine is working great, after you accept someone in your sms app, you can send and receive texts like normal, and they show from your carrier's number, NOT your google voice number like some other workarounds.
Big thanks to Th3H0ff for figuring this out originally.