Here's what I ended up doing to solve this disaster...
~Not use Outlook
~Use Thunderbird for email
~Use Sunbird for calendar
~Using Oulook for calendar (Sunbird is still frustrating)
~Using Thunderbird for email (very cool)
~Using Plaxo to sync
~Get a Plaxo account (www.plaxo.com
~Download Plaxo for Outlook AND for Thunderbird
~Sync all contacts (many ways to do this)
~7100 is synched with Outlook via Desktop software (no need to even open it)
~Outlooks gets synched with Plaxo (1-3 times a week, or whatever)
~Plaxo syncs Thunderbird
A little messy, but I don't have to export anything from anywhere. Feel free to send me a personal message or just post questions about the process.