So half my problem from yesterday was solved...I was finally able to get rid of non deleting sms...but in the process did a hard reset. Prior to that I backed up my phone book/contacts to the palm desktop on my mac ( OSX 10.4.6) but now after the reset and hotsync (with conduits set to restore and mac overwrite handheld) everything came back except all my contacts! I can see them right there on the palm desktop but they're not transferring back into phone and I'm not getting any weird errors while hotsyncing...it acts like its all working fine. Anybody got any ideas???