Desktop Manager is included with all BB's and it includes a sync app. I don't recall all the apps it syncs to (it's a very short list) but Outlook syncs really well and it's pretty close to being a standard in that nearly everything syncs to Outlook -- in case you switch from BB in the future.
Email doesn't sync on any BB. Email is pushed and reconciled (the latter isn't the same as sync).
Originally Posted by Ross0
I was unaware you could connect your BB directly to your PC to sync
You might want to do some research then before jumping ship: BlackBerry - BlackBerry Services & Software | Desktop Applications, Enterprise Server, Downloads & Games
Blackberry.com, BlackberryFAQ.com and this site are chock full of useful information.