I pre-ordered my Droid at Best Buy to replace my Gen1 iPhone. The plan was to jump from AT&T to Verizon with the rest of my family. Unfortunately, I may need to cancel the pre-order due to what I've learned are the Droid's inadequate sync/backup options for contacts and calendar. Note: I don't need/want email sync, just contacts and calendar. There appears to be no way to sync or backup contacts and calendar to your local PC, whether to Outlook or otherwise. I just got off the phone with Motorola. They confirmed what is documented on their website as well as the Droid's published manual (page 20). This jives with what the local Verizon store told me. This seems an absurd situation since Palm and RIM have offered desktop applications for many years, and iPhone syncs via iTunes with Outlook, locally. Here are the 2 sync options for your contacts: 1. Exchange Server - this is not the same as Outlook. It syncs via your corporate server....if you have one. 2. Google GMail/Contacts Option 1 You must have a corporate Exchange server for this to work. We use Lotus Notes at work, so there is no Exchange server. Option 1 will not work with Outlook installed on my home PC, with which my iPhone does the sync/backup. Option 2 violates my personal sense of security and privacy. I'm not sharing my 2,000 personal contacts with Google and the cloud. HELP! Is there a 3rd party application or conduit that will allow me to sync/backup my contacts and calendar to my local Outlook or Palm Desktop?