Email may rule the land while you sit at your desk, but text messaging is a universal mobile-communication method—all phones have text messages, which means you can use them to communicate with your not-so-tech-savvy friends who still use basic phones. Windows Phone 7 makes it easy to send, receive, and read text messages, as we'll explain in this chapter.
Windows Phone 7 offers two basic ways to send a text message:
Messaging Live Tile—Tap the Messaging live tile on your Start screen, then tap the New button at the bottom of the screen (see Figure 13-1).
Figure 13.1. Sending a text message from ...