I’ve tried sending SMS with the new Nokia Communications Centre that comes with Nokia PC Suite 220.127.116.11.
Using Bluetooth. I tried to send an SMS but it didn't work. Sometimes the failure will result in the sms being put into the SENT folder and other times it isn’t – even though it has not actually been sent successfully. Wonder whether anyone else has come across this problem. Once the message fails to send, all your sms messages that was visible in the other window suddenly disappear and the computer can’t open up the list of SMS messages unless the program is terminated and restarted. This did not happen with the previous version of PC suite. Also, it seems that the “Incoming Call notification” which is meant to be a new feature in 18.104.22.168 is only available to a limited number of phone models of which I am starting to conclude does not include the E65. Perhaps we should eagerly await PC Suite 22.214.171.124?
Using Cable. Following the Bluetooth experiment, I tried again with a cable connection to the laptop. The SMSes went out ok. Also, a while after an SMS is received, a small speech bubble appears over the nokia icon in the system tray that says "A New Message has been Received". This will happen even if the Communcations Centre is not open (but the PC suite is and the phone is connected). However, even using the cable, the notification of an incoming call does not appear.
If you have tried the new PC Suite, share your experience here. Do you get incoming call notification? Does bluetooth connectivity with PC Suite also send your program crashing? Do you also get the Microsoft Vista "blue circle of death?".