Palm Sync

First, I’m a newbie and only a user, and I’m enjoying my new Microsoft free environment. I’ve got openSUSE 11.1 as a new install and now I’m trying to sync my Palm TX pda to Evolution. Can’t seem to get a connection with the hot-sync cable. I’ve tried all of the various options in the gnome pilot device manager. I’ve even replaced the cable.

Is there another sync manager that works with the TX and will allow me to sync to Evolution? Can I sync to Evolution and Outlook without trouble?

Another subject, thinking about doing away with the PDA and regular cell phone and upgrading to a smart phone. Is anyone using the palmPre smartphone? Does it sync with Evolution and Outlook? Which smartphone works best with linux, Blackberry, iPhone or palmPre?