iPhone vs. Droid Prizefight: Rigged!?Some of you suspect funny business in our latest Prizefight. Trust me: if we were going to rig it, we'd have gone the other way!
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06 >> Hello, everyone. I'm Molly Wood and welcome to CNET Mailbag. The show where sometimes all the mail we get is about Prizefight like this week with iPhone versus Droid. Let's get to it. Iligod1 [assumed spelling] says, "I just wanted to say that I find all the shows on cnet.com very informative and commend all of you for your hard work and reviewing and helping consumers like myself find the right products to purchase everyone but Brian Tong. I think that he is too obsessed with Apple produces, and I think that he is the last person that should be judging the Prizefights involving any Apple products at all. He is too bias and his opinion should be left out of the reviews completely. If you love Apple so much, you should get a room and procreate. Go get married to Steve Jobs or something. I mean, there are other good products out there that I think do not get a fair chance with Brian's love for Apple. If I'm wrong I'll admit it. But for now that's my stand." That is very mature of you, but let me explain just this one last time. It's probably not the last time, but I'll try. See, Brian Tong alone cannot influence the Prizefight outcome. There are always three or more judges in each Prizefight and each one votes his or her conscience and professional opinion separately from all the others. Brian Tong does a show about Apple, but that doesn't mean that he personally is totally proApple. Like would you say that a news reporter who covers Apple is proApple? Try to think of it that way. Also this is just like a grammar pet peeve of mine, it's biased. Biased. He either has a bias, or he is biased. It's weird but that's how it works. So you're welcome for that. All right. Dave has a similar take on the Prizefight. He says, "I'm not taking sides on the latest Prizefight. I think the iPhone and Droid both great phones. However, that was so rigged way too many 5s thrown out during that episode. Five should be the dreamiest, perfect, most kickass features that ever. If the Droid and the iPhone are the dreamiest phones they can think of, those editors must have the imaginative capacity of, dare I say it, a droid. Come on, Molly. As a user of both, you gotta admit they're drool worthy, but the iPhone scoring three perfect scores? Give me a break. I think I have overinflated score whiplash." All right. If I promise you the Prizefight isn't rigged, with like kittens and puppies and whip cream on top, will you believe me? Okay. Decimals get annoying. I hear what you're saying too many 5s but listen. Would you have thought it was okay if the iPhone was getting like 3 and the Droid was a 2.7? It's a better phone than a 2.7, right? In that kind of arms race between really good phones, the guns just keep getting bigger. [Inaudible] happens. And look, I know, I personally know that we were all like a little bit sorry that the scoring came out that way even Brain Tong. But take heart in knowing that the Droid wins where it counts. It makes phone calls. Yeah. Because it's a phone. In fact speaking of that phone, check out this awesome email we got. Derrick says CNET is getting the first email from my new Droid. My wife and I were in line 30 minutes before the store opened and were fifth and sixth in line. No issues. Great phone." Nice. First email from the Droid to us. Thanks, Derrick. Okay. Another topic only slightly related to Apple. John writes in about our new show CNET Conversations. He says, "If you can get by Apple's extremely overprotected barrier and somehow get an interview with Steve Jobs even after the extensive background checks they would run on you, I would personally send you a nook and CNET should feel inclined to give you a 300�percent raise." Yeah. I would deserve that and more. And I'm working on it. And don't miss the latest episode with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. It's up right now at cnet.com/conversations. And finally, let's end on a high note, shall we? A very special autoincorrect. Sean says, "You need a new segment on Mailbag about strange search engine autocompletion. For example, today when I go to Google and type in "why won't" the first suggestion is, "Why won't my parakeet eat my diarrhea." That's very weird. Yeah, a little. Okay. I definitely thought that Sean was messing me, but then I tried it and I got it too. I'm actually too afraid to click through to view the results, though. And that is it for today's show. Keep all the feedback, the questions, and the weird autoincorrect coming. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send your snail mail to: 235 Second Street, San Francisco, California 94105. And thank you for watching. ^M00:04:35