The options in the poll (found here) are:
- Nokia Ovi Suite
- Nokia PC Desktop
- Email provider service
- Web service
- I don't backup my phone(!)
The options here are actually rather confusing and overlap too much. For starters, "Nokia Ovi Suite" and "Nokia PC Desktop" are the same thing. Next along, if people synchronise with a "Web Service", it is usually done through "SyncML", including Nokia's own Ovi web services.
I'm all for Nokia getting feedback on this area, particularly so because of the reports of bad experiences with Ovi Sync. Furthermore, while the Ovi web interface for contacts and calendar is aesthetically top-notch, its functionality is limited, even lacking basic import and export of user data. It's also a missed opportunity for Nokia to find out which other web services people are using. As I reported on a while ago, there's quite a range of options.
David Gilson for All About Symbian, 16th June 2010.