HTC responds “you're holding it wrong” about HD7 antennagate issue
0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2010, 09:01 posted on
Just few weeks after the release of the HTC HD7 reports show that it is experiencing iPhone-like “death-grip” problems and now HTC came up with an official “you're holding it wrong” statement…
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1. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Its so stupid to continue putting people on the chopping block about "Antennagate" , It was a design flaw for Apple. The question was never, "Hey if I squeeze the crap out of my phone in the most unorthadox way I can get the signal to drop" it was "Hey look at the bars?! what ging on here...OOhhh its this little crack here, i cant touch that part on my phone AT ALL or I lose signal". these people are cupping there hands around the phone, looking for antenna locations to block, in an "un-natural" phone holding scenario. You dont have to be and iPhone hater or Fanboy to see the way he is holding it is like an idiot trying to depreciate signal, but on the Iphone, if you bridge the gap, YOUR DONE. Period.
2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and phone arena writers take any moment they can to lessen the blow to apple. its literally apples and oranges. the iphone4 was a manufacturing flaw. ANY antenna loses signal when covered, but thats not the iphone4's problem. only idiot iphone fanboys cant dissern the difference.
3. android_hitman (unregistered)
this is not an Iphone :D
4. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
indeed this is caused by just holding your phone and wanting that to happen, nothing more, nothing else... the iPhone issue was related to a fault on the hardware that results as a signal loss but don't worry Steve will have some spare cases for every one that has this problem
5. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
Lol. Maybe it's not HTC flawed design. Maybe T-Mobile just sucks that bad!
6. Eingild (unregistered)
The one with problems are the people, that cellphone manufacturers. Why the hell would you squeeze your phone to death under normal circumstances. Actions like that are signs of having abnormal habit. Even the iPhone 4 will not loose signal unless you grab it tightly with your hand which is not totally appropriate. Just go get a grip therapy and buy cheaper phones morons!
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
the deal with the iPhone 4 was a bit more complicated and could have accidentally happen now some models will have to be forced in order to get signal drop but not all models experience the same level of that problem, a friend of mine has one that drops the signal on almost any kind of contact but lucky for her she likes bumper cases and even bought one (yes the non slider one) and she id fine, but this will be a habit for quite sometime (dunno... maybe fanboys will try and see someone to reflect on and say "you also have it"?) Ive seen people grabbing every phone they see and trying to force a "dead grip" experiencing signal loss... just annoying
8. Chameleon (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2010)
Not sure how many of the people posting comments on here own the HD7....I do. I have gone through several of them actually. All for the same issue... poor antenna signal. Even my carrier couldn't figure out what the problem was. That's what brought me to this sight, research on why my signal is such crap. I hold my phone like any average shmoe does. I do not "death grip" it by any means. Nor, am I trying to make my signal disappear. Quite the opposite. I was doing everything in my power to get 1 bar. If I got 2....Wow! I wouldn't know what to do with myself. Another bad thing with the phone is when it looses its' bars, and you are on a call and it's fighting for a signal (so your call doesn't drop), when you finish and you press END CALL it will say ending and it will NEVER end. You will have to rip out the battery just to hang up your call. The phone does have some great features and I am a fan of it. Just not a big enough fan to deal with that.