ive about 8000 exported sms messages sitting on a hard drive in .vmg format (the format one gets when exporting sms from nokia pc suite). ive almost given up in being able to view those files in any decent format (like somethin close to the style of ichat or gmail)
in the mean time i have been using gysnc to sync the sms messages on my phone to that of my gmail account. every day it sends the messages to my gmail account and a message and the corresponding replies become a gmail conversation. fantastic stuff. the only shame is that plus nokia pc suite doesnt allow one to import the exported .vmg files back into the inbox or sent folder on your phone (only the useless “draft” folder).
it really is odd to think of the number of text messages out there, plus the number of .vmg files out there that there isnt a better way to take all those old messages and make them properly viewable. one application (abc amber nokia converter) just converts them – not maintaining any of the conversational context of the messages.