Realised recently that none of my phone contacts were listed under contacts in my gmail account. Checked the phone, this is because all 500+ contacts are stored to my phone, not to the gmail account. Therefore everytime I sync, i'm not syncing any contacts. Good job I found this out before trying a factory reset. Is there anyway of remedying this without deleting all contacts and inputting them in. I copied them originally using the SIM. Dont know whether this is connected (probably not) in the Gmail app there is no provision in any of my menu's as far as I can see to actually view the contacts in the gmail account. The only way to do that is to login to gmail via my web browser (opera) and check there.