I am using VMware workstation to run backtrack 4 so there are inherently some issues that come with it but I have been able to manually "connect" my phone to the vm. The problem is mounting the phone as an ext hdd.
I have tried fdisk to view the available drives but only this shows up (abbreviated)
Device boot System
/dev/sda1 * Linux
/dev/sda3 Linux swap / Solaris