Nokia Awarded Coveted Spot in Apple’s Attenuating Antenna Hall of Flame
Though Nokia (NOK) was not among the companies whose products were included in Apple’s (AAPL) demonstration of other smartphones susceptible to signal attenuation, Cupertino has graciously opened up a spot for it on its new Smartphone Antenna Performance page.
On Wednesday, the Nokia N97 suddenly appeared between Samsung’s Omnia II and HTC’s Droid Eris along with photos and video showing the device dropping to two bars from seven when held in a way that attenuates its signal reception.
A deft little jab back at Nokia from Apple and one that ably belies claims like these:
Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying human behavior, including how people hold their phones for calls, music playing, web browsing and so on. As you would expect from a company focused on connecting people, we prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict.”
As I said a few days ago, “For the past few weeks [this "death grip"] issue has been a storyline for Apple alone; now it’s everyone else’s as well.” Including Nokia.