the question is almost identical to the title: i just got an iPhone 5, coming over from a blackberry. on my blackberry i was able to receive all my text messages and emails from both of my accounts (one personal gmail, and one work email address) in one app. is there a way to do this on the iPhone?
No. All SMS, MMS and iMessages are all collected in Messages.app. All email is, by default, put in Mail.app. There isn't any built-in way to merge the two.
That being said, there is some flexibility to view multiple inboxes in Mail.app. While in Mail.app, go back to
Mailboxes screen and select
All Inboxes. You will see all the email messages from all of your accounts in a unified view.