Happily, I have been able to get iSync to work with the substitute phone that Eric was kind enough to send to me, the Nokia 6620. Aggravatingly, the phone is officially unsupported by Cingular. This seems to be the source of some peculiar issues and flakiness in connectivity for data. Also, at first blush, there are some issues with the way that Opera renders GMail and other Google Services pages. I’m guessing this is some kinda AJAX javascript deal and that possibly the version of Opera on the phone needs to be updated.

Similarly, I can’t find a decent SMMTP/POP mail client in the apps on the phone. This makes sense as steering the phone user to operate the SMS client on the phone builds revenue for the carrier. The fuckers.

Finally, numeric keypad text entry is clearly proof that Satan is active in the world today.