Smartphone Smackdown Redux on PCWorld Podcast #85

Welcome back to another week of smartphone news as we stay late to discuss the Apple iPhone 4 press conference, the Droid X launch and fresh competitors like the Samsung Vibrant. Also, robots!

Tired of talking about the iPhone 4? So is Apple, and this week we delay the podcast to bring you the latest updates from our coverage of the Apple iPhone 4 press conference and the Droid X launch event. Both phones have issues, so listen in as PCWorld editors Robert Strohmeyer, Ginny Mies, Mark Sullivan and Melissa Perenson provide their perspectives on the future of smartphone UI and why consumers deserve better from device manufacturers.

Stay tuned 'til the end to catch a quick discussion about Anybots, a robot manufacturer that offers a new mobile platform designed to give telecommuters a physical presence in the office. We're hosting our very own robot ambassador in the office next week, will this be the beginning of a beautiful relationship or our first step into slavery at the hands of relentless productivity robot overlords?

Stay tuned to find out!

Highlights:

00:30 - iPhone 4 Press Conference: AntennaGate 2010?

16:00 - Difficulties with the Droid X Launch.

19:00 - Our issues with the Sense UI.

25:00 - Perks of owning a new Samsung Vibrant.

29:00 - Our upcoming feature on tech startup Anybots.

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