I commandeered our iOS guru Rene Ritchie to our NYC office for a few days, leaving him unable to live broadcast his regularly-scheduled Sunday night iMore show

Instead, this evening Rene recorded a Not Live from New York video podcast with Windows Phone Central's Daniel Rubino and myself as his guests. 

The timing of 'Windows Phone Dan' and 'CrackBerry Kevin' on a podcast could not have been better. As we recorded the show and as I'm writing this post now, the BlackBerry Z10 vs. Lumia 920 voting is still going on in the finals of LapTopMag's Smartphone Madness 2013 event.

It's been both hilarious and insanely awesome to watch the voting the past 36 hours since I raised the call to action to vote for the Z10  here on the blogs and left some good 'ole fashioned fanboy trash talking in the comments. Since that post went up, the volume of votes went up more than ten fold and the reaction from readers has been passionate to say the least.

On the podcast Dan and I talk about how stupid the 'event' is and how the results mean nothing. We also agreed that win or lose, you won't be seeing us posting the results on our sites. It's actually pretty funny - I've been watching the voting over the weekend and we've been hearing from people on both sides of the vote, and it's very clear that automated scripts are now doing the majority of the voting on both sides at this point, further compromising what was already a compromised event to begin with. At least it made for some entertainment on a relatively quiet weekend in mobile news.

After working the BlackBerry Z10 vs. Lumia 920 talk out of our systems, we spent some time contemplating this week's Facebook Home / First news and also some of the latest iOS rumors. It's a quick show and definitely worth checking out. We hope you enjoy it!

Also.... PS... Happy 70th Birthday to my dad!! I give him a shout out at the beginning of the show, and just had to do it again here. He reads CrackBerry religiously, so I know he'll be reading this. Thanks 'old man' for being the best dad ever!