Sorry if this is a repeat - I did search for the answer here and found nothing. Downloaded Handcent to replace messaging on my incredible. have customized and gone through all settings. Everything working great with one exception. The stock messaging service showed a small number right on the icon on your home screen to show you how many messages were new. I have NO number icon on my home screen for the handcent app. I really miss that small thing cause at a glance I knew exact number of e-mails and messages I had to go through as I have both right on my home screen.