To sync your phone with Thunderbird... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Redingo, I understand your issue with wanting to replace outlook. I have found a way to work around this issue, but it does still require outlook, and is more complicated than it should be... but it works. Get the Nokia PC Suite from
Get gSyncit (for $15) from
Get Provider for Google Calendar add-on from
Get Zindus add-on from
After ALL THAT, you have your phone synced with Outlook, which is synced with Thunderbird.
Of course, all this is assuming that you have the Lightning add-on... :)