One of the nice benefits of the Droid OS is that it is tied in to your gmail email account. Most of us who have decided to go with a Droid phone did so because we were already enjoying many google apps, labs, etc. But for those who were or are still dedicated to using another email acct such as Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, etc, you've probably had to sync your accounts into gmail to get started with your Droid. While this is easy to do, inevitably there are duplications in your contact list that were brought over from your blackberr or other ancient device :)
Our gmail account had 2700+ contacts of which we could clearly see that several were dups. After employing the gmail duplicate contact merger, we quickly narrowed it down to a more realistic 1756 contacts. This makes it much easier to work with your contact list while out in the wild with your Droid.
So for those of you dealing with this issue, here is the quick step by step we used to rid our list of duplicate names, ph #'s, email accts, and notes:
1. Get in your Gmail from a pc and and click on 'more actions', which will give you a drop down with the 'merge duplicates' option.
2. Once gmail is done searching your contact list for the dups, it will open a pop up window that shows which contacts appear to be dups.
3: You can then click on the 'details' link to see which information is available to be consolidated. Check those you want merged and uncheck the ones you dont.
4. When you are done with your selections. click 'merge' and let the google magic begin.
Here is where having a Droid gets to be pretty nice. Once these contacts are cleaned up on your PC, your Droid will automatically sync with this list and the contacts on your Droid phone will be cleaned up and ready for you to make efficient use of.