MESSAGE LENGTH QUANTIZATION AND DISPLAY
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-22
The majority of paging devices on the market today receive relatively short messages, made up of phone numbers and other messages such as "Call Pete at 555-12121' As paging becomes better known and used by more people, users are expecting to send and receive more and longer messages. Conse- quently, modern pagers are capable of receiving a significant number of messages that could be a mix- ture of the short messages described above and long, informative messages. However, when long and short messages are mixed in memory and the pager user desires to review messages, it could take a signih- cant amount of time to scan through long messages.