This is rubbish, and those who modded that insightful will hopefully get slapped at metamoderation.
Mentioning moderation is a well known method of increasing your own moderation.
There is no public API for iPods.
While you are rather correct in your iPod analysis, the rest of us are debating Palm PRE's disabled syncing with iTunes. Feel free to join in at any time:
if you know a description of the public unencumbered API for managing the music database on an iPod, post it's URL, and I will apologize.
It's already been mentioned that Nokia phones sync their calendars (through iSync) and iTunes music (through the public and unencrypted xml files) from mobile phone to your PC/Mac.
20 seconds on google gives you:
Feel free to apologize now.
Sorry to puncture your balloon so easily. Oh, you asked for "unencumbered API" - sorry, that's not how the world works. But maybe the HURD people will release a music player and desktop app once the kernel is out...
Both the big guys (Nokia) and the small fish (Salling et.al.) are allowed to play nice with iTunes. Palm chose to pretend to be something they weren't, through unpublished APIs, instead of putting their money towards getting a stable, supported solution for their customers. Is it that hard to pick up the phone and CALL Apple? Even I can find Steve Jobs' email address. He might be out, but I betcha someone is answering his phone and checking his inbox.