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Problem with sync when editing Android contacts

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http://androidforums.com – I have an HTC Desire phone running Android 2.2 on Virgin Mobile UK. All of the contacts I use on my phone are in the 'My Contacts' group of my Gmail account. If I log into my Gmail account on a PC and edit a contact, for example changing a phone number, it syncs immediately with the phone. But if I edit a contact's phone number using the default 'People' app on my phone handset, it briefly shows as edited on the phone only to 're-sync' with the 'PC' version of the contact and reversing my edit. This has had the effect that when I have updated somebody's phone number using my phone hands (General)