Many of you know that I've had a large number of (annoyingly expensive) smart phones over the years. In general, I've been pretty loyal to Sony Ericsson, especially the Pxxx series (P800, P900, P910, P990) because of their large screen, pretty good web browser, email support, and, in the case of the 990, the nice qwerty keyboard. However, after year-long+ suffering suffering over the P990's promised support for appropriate syncing on the Macintosh (something I consider absolutely crucial to a phone), I was finally given a gift by Apple-- the opportunity to spend $600 and switch my service to AT&T so that I could get a phone that works correctly.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely and thoroughly enjoy the iPhone, but it still annoys me that my previous phone was pretty much a useless brick: bad bluetooth support, no syncing, crippled browser, IMAP client that couldn't really deal with folders or correctly check the status of my inbox without running through the hundreds of IMAP folders on my server to see if they had any unread email, and no 850MHz GSM support (killer in the US outside of big cities especially).
Sony Ericsson has finally made good on one promise, though. They have released an iSync Plugin for the P990i. I don't know if it works, and probably never will, since I'm now a happy iPhone user. But, for those of you with the 990, it's finally got a chance to sync.