iPhone, BlackBerry Most Reliable Smartphones

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Apple's iPhone 3GS is the smartphone that is least likely to fail, but RIM’s BlackBerrys are most likely to survive a drop, according to a survey on phone reliability.

Apple’s iPhones are the most reliable smartphones in terms of failure rates, according to a new study from SquareTrade, a company that sells electronics warranties.

SquareTrade reportedly conducted the study, which compared the iPhone, Android devices from Motorola and HTC, RIM BlackBerry handsets and "an aggregated pool of all other smartphones" by analyzing data from 50,000 failure reports, in order to help consumers make smart choices.