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All posts tagged "death grip"


Sunday, July 18, 2010

RIM, Nokia and HTC Dispute Apple's Claim of Universal Death Grip

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 09:30 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20100717/tc_zd/252846

"Research in Motion, Nokia, and HTC hit back at Apple Friday after chief executive Steve Jobs claimed that all smartphones have "weak spots" that could lead to the "death grip" problems witnessed on the Apple iPhone 4."

image source: Mad 4 Mobile Phones

Research in Motion (RIM), Nokia and HTC have all responded to last Friday's Apple claim that all the leading smartphones have "weak spots" leading to the "death grip." RIM's response was that Apple's claim was "unacceptable," and that RIM have used "innovative designs which reduce the risk of dropped calls, especially in areas of low coverage." Nokia's response acknowledged that the problem is real, but that their phones have been designed "... to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand." HTC's response (referring to the Droid Eris) was that "at the end of the day, customers aren't seeing a problem with our device, and that's the ultimate measure." Samsung had not responded at the time of this article. I don't know about you, readers, but I'm not eager to go back to the days of the brick-phone. I'll keep my iPhone 4, thank you!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Apple Press Conference Scheduled for Friday: iPhone 4 Problem Resolution?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 11:30 PM

http://www.appolicious.com/finance/...ssues-on-friday

"Apple (AAPL) called a press conference for 10 a.m. PT on Friday to address the fallout stemming from the iPhone 4 and its antenna reception problems. The company did not reveal any more details about the press conference, which will take place at its Cupertino headquarters."

Rumors abound tonight, with some speculation that Apple could issue a recall for the iPhone 4, with one analyst estimating that this could cost Apple potentially as much as $1.5 billion. Another rumor is that Apple may give away the "bumpers" to improve reception (eliminating the "death grip"). Yet another rumor focuses on a proximity sensor problem that causes calls to be dropped when a cheek touches the end key.

In related news, Apple began seeding iOS 4.1 to developers, with nothing stated in the release notes about any new formulas for calculation of signal strength. It was noted that Apple may simply and quietly fix the problem. Hopefully Friday will see some solutions emerging!


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