Empower (using OS 4.2)
Empower starts with an easy setup that consists of an over-the-air download and automatic registration online. Your device’s PIN is registered with the Empower network, so there is no need for a serial number.
Once installed, Empower integration is seamless – there is no desktop icon or other evidence that you have another program installed. Just open your Messages as before, open an email, and you’ll immediately notice the difference.
To customize how emails look when you open them, simply go Menu > Empower Options and work from there. Header Display Options, appropriately enough, gives you options as to how the email header will display…
…and Body Display Options will let you customize the email body will display.
The amount of colors and backgrounds available is truly staggering. If you derive particular enjoyment out of reading Red text on top of a background that emulates a bright cloudy sky, Empower is right there with you.
Native font support is present, so things will look familiar, with the added benefit of the two new fonts that come with OS 4.5 should you choose to upgrade (for this review, all Empower screenshots are done using OS 4.2) As you can see, separate colors for quoted text and signature text are supported, although I personally never got the quoted text feature to detect its intended target.