I've been trying to sync my contacts to my GMail account for quite some time now (last successful sync was Oct 29 2010) and had no success. Every time I try I get the same error message - "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly". It might just be me, but almost 6 months of the same problem is a bit more than "shortly". I think I've figured out a work around. I've backed up all my contacts to myFUNAMBOL cloud successfully. What I'd like to do is remove the gmail account from my phone, add it back, reverify my credentials and try the sync again. When I try to remove the account I'm directed that the only way to remove it is to restore to the factory defaults, which will delete all my personal data. Does this mean that I will have to reinstall all my apps, reset all my settings, etc...? And now that I've found a way to back up my contacts without needing to use my GMail account, is this even worth it?