BlackBerry crash rate blacklists it with the NTSB

Nov 21, 2012, 10:40 AM EST
Andrew Bocking, senior vice president, Software Product Management at Research In Motion, takes a picture with his Blackberry Lisbon during the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns NBA basketball game at Staples Center on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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The National Transportation Safety Board has traditionally used RIM's BlackBerry smartphones for government work, but is now foregoing them in favor of Apple's iPhone. NTSB spokespeople say the failure of RIM's network as well as the sub par hardware are to blame for this switch.