Term to describe a rivalry between two products (e.g. iPhone vs. Blackerry, PlayStation vs. XBox) with the inherent understanding that one will eventually emerge as the superior product.

Derived from the early VCR format war in which VHS emerged the winner over Beta.
I haven't made up my mind yet on whether to buy an iPhone, I'm waiting to see whether iPhone or Blackberry wins this VHS-Beta War.
by bjr808 April 22, 2009
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