Except for one small, yet devastating issue. Devastating because it's not my phone affected... but the better halfs...
I upgraded MobileMe to iCloud. Why not?
The Address Book was wiped in the move.
Sigh.... it appears they are gone.... I deliberately avoided syncing locally with Outlook, cross-syncing to LinkedIn and all that stuff, as I have enough challenge with my own address book.
But I really, really thought such a simple upgrade would have been so easy.
The issue appears to have been the timedelay between upgrading the widget and upgrading the cloud service; One was done the night before, the other in the morn - and in that 8 hour difference, syncronisation hell.