I've probably missed this somewhere so don't flame me right out of the box! I consider myself computer literate but have zero experience with Android. I've not seen anything about something as simple as getting contacts synced into the EVO. I have a vague understanding that you apparently have to sync contacts from a gmail account? So I've got an existing gmail account and I have an existing WinMobile 6.1 cell phone that I currently sync with Outlook. I assume that I need to some how sync my Outlook contacts and calendar to my gmail account? And then when I get my EVO I just tell it my gmail account and it will magically suck down my contacts and or calendar?
Any specifics on this or a link to an existing explanation would be very much appreciated.
I'm an android noob myself, so might not be the best to answer this, but I think the short answer to your question is....yes.
In gmail, you go to Contacts (link on the left side of the screen). You can import .CSV files at the like, edit the contacts, make your own groups, whatever. On my old school phone I was able to save my contacts as a .CSV file on the microSD card and then load that on my computer into Google contacts.
Then when you sign into the EVO with you Google account, it will upload your contacts (and from what I've read, two-way sync to ensure backup of your contacts in the clouds).
Hope this helps.