Lifehacker and CNET point out that IBM is releasing an “Ultralite” version of iNotes — a way of accessing your Lotus Domino (= Notes server) e-mail, contacts, and calendar from an Apple iPhone. This is cool, and a nice addition (competitor) to the current POP / IMAP options for iPhone. I’ve held off on buying an iPhone over concerns about the speed of data transfer and an unwillingness to migrate to Apple’s services (MobileMe, I’m frowning at you!), but this might change the equation.
I remain a huge Lotus Notes fan – primarily for its security and reliability. Of course, I use Notes at a school with an Exchange infrastructure, and root for the Red Sox in a city split between the Yankees and Mets. Up next: I endorse Ralph Nader for the iconoclast trifecta.