What phone is better to have on you during an emergency, an iPhone, Android or a Blackberry? Well, it sort of depends.
There are three things to think about when calamity strikes: can you make a phone call? Can you keep tabs on the latest information? And will your battery last?
There's no one type of phone that's the best at all three, but let me walk you through some of the tradeoffs.
First, making a phone call. Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices are great at this. Pretty much universally, my BlackBerry can get a signal where my iPhone just cannot. If you're in the type of emergency where you're stuck in one spot and can't roam around to get a signal, the Blackberry proves helpful. (Read More: Apple Offers a Charge to New Yorkers After Storm )
On the other hand, if you can walk a couple blocks in search of a better signal, that might make things easier.