One day, all Windows Mobile devices will be created equal. There will be no Smartphone and Pocket PC, no Standard and Professional, no features missing if you don't have a touchscreen.
Until that day comes however, Smartphone (Standard) owners will likely continue to lose out on features found on their Pocket PC (Professional) cousins... such as native syncing of Outlook Notes.
Thank goodness then, for Syncdata's SmartphoneNotes application... that has now been updated to support Vista / Windows Mobile Device Center!
I've always been a big fan of this application, and sure enough, the new version works perfectly, and comes highly recommended! Now if only there was a way to sync them over-the-air with Exchange...