Hello, As you can see I try not to get too serious about anything. I am new to this forum but expect to be spending a lot of time here. Due to poor AT&T service I am attempting to replace my FUNCTIONAL TREO 650 with a VERIZON: 1)Motorola Droid 2)firmware 2.1 update1 3)Baseband version c_01.3e.03p 4)Kernel version 2.6.29-omap1-g7fa8788 android-build@apa26 #1 5) build ESE81 Gee, I better C&P that info to a file as I fear I'm gonna need it a lot. I only wanted better coverage, and expected some changes, but most of the things I really NEED either aren't available or I can't figure them out from the limited documentation. I need: #1) Hotsync to my PC via USB cable. I have found most are "under development" such as mylink and missing Sync but neither seems to have the capabilities to move all the components. Contacts,CALENDAR, memos and tasks. (media would be nice but not critical). I REALLY want to do this as a local function only and do not want to have to go to Google to share my information. #2) Shortcuts for putting in text and more importantly TIMESTAMPING I need to track work events in the description of calendar, memos and tasks. Shortcuts5 was the simple solution with palm. a period and 2 charactes would do it in ANY application. #3) A place to put memos I need to carry documentation and clues about equipment I work on occasionally and can't memorize. #4) Tasks that aren't tied to a calendar. Quick access off the front end menus to add to tasks with no due date. These are such simple things on the 10 year old TREO, but seem lost in the new technology. Am I doomed to carrying 2 boxes, or am I missing the light here? Thanks for ANY help you can give me. I WILL say I have found there are real benefits to this phone. The coverage is FAR better on VZ as is the voice transmission of the Droid. The internet is actually usable and there are some "cute" applications.Also it is much lighter and flatter, which may be useful in the near future.