Walt Mossberg wrote in this article the following information:
"While you can have both personal and Exchange email accounts on the new iPhone, if you synchronize with Exchange calendars and contacts, your personal calendar and contacts are erased."
I was a little bit distraught when reading this. I wanted an iPhone, but I wanted to have both my work calendar and a personal web calendar. This statement made me think that if you have Exchange, that will be the ONLY calendar / contacts you can have.
Well, this weekend, I picked up an iPhone, despite this limitation. And, boy, am I glad I did. I LOVE this phone. But, I was hesitant to set it up to talk to my company’s Exchange server. I didn’t want to loose my personal contacts!
Well, it turns out there IS a work around… Me.com. I had purchased .Mac almost a year ago, and it has proven to be helpful at times. The new server, dubbed, ‘MobileMe’ made things much more interesting. The iPhone software can treat the MobileMe account seperate from my Exchange account, so both calendars can exist as well as my contacts remaining separated.
I am a happy camper!