Smartphone Smackdown on PCWorld Podcast #82

It's a smartphone smackdown between Apple's iPhone 4 and the Android Army this week; listen in as your favorite PCWorld editors discuss the relative merits of the multiple new handsets available this summer.

We waited in line with you all night for the impressive iPhone 4 launch on Thursday, and now that we've had some time to thoroughly put the new phone through it's paces we're ready to talk some trash. Step into the telephone Thunderdome as we break down the debate over whether the Droid X or iPhone 4 is the superior device. Tim Moynihan talks about our testing process to determine which smartphone reigns supreme when it comes to snapping photos or shooting video, and Melissa Perenson digs into some of the issues Apple faced in potentially rushing the iPhone 4 launch before Jason Cross and Ginny Mies bring out the big guns with a frank discussion of the competition between Apple's App Store and the Android Market.

Highlights:

2:00 - Does a "Blessed Circle" of tech journalists exist?

3:00 - Droid X vs. Evo 4G

5:00 - Android 2.2 code release.

12:00 - Smartphone camera test.

19:20 - Launch line horror stories.

22:30 - iPhone 4 hardware issues.

26:20 - Was the iPhone 4 launch rushed due to the Gizmodo leak?

27:30 - Android vs. iPhone: The Great Debate.

33:45 - Android Market issues.

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