I use a Samsung Fascinate with 2.1. It's hard not to be frustrated with Google. They seem to be making it intentionally hard for Outlook users. There is a good automated sync between Android and Outlook Calender via Gmail's calendar, but the same doesn't exist for Outlook Contacts. There are a number of 3rd party applications that do this, but after doing a bit of research, there are several problems with them: 1) they don't work for all phones 2) they cost a lot of money 3) they very slow, poorly designed and in many cases, just don't work - in spite of the cost. There is a pretty simple way to transfer your contacts from Outlook to Android, but you have to go through gmail. 1) First go to Outlook and export your contacts to a .csv file. 2) Then import the .csv file into gmail contacts 3) Gmail contacts will then sync automatically with Android (you must go to setting/accounts and sync to set up) This will be very inconvenient to anyone whose contact base changes on a daily basis. Mine only changes slightly from week to week, so an occasional import, while irritating, isn't too much of a burden.