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Nokia makes official response to Antennagate comment

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Nokia makes official response to Antennagate comment
This afternoon, during the press conference held by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, he talked about how some Nokia phones come with stickers that read, "Don't Touch Here". Jobs, of course, was trying to show that antenna de-tuning happens to all phones when touched in a certain location. The Finnish-based firm felt compelled to answer Mr. Jobs in a press release that mentions how important antenna design is for Nokia. The Nokia 8810, launched in 1988, was the first commercial handset with an internal antenna according to the release. The most important part of the release says, "In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held. That’s why Nokia designs our phones to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand. Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying how people hold their phones and allows for this in designs, for example by having antennas both at the top and bottom of the phone and by careful selection of materials and their use in the mechanical design." Nokia made a point of saying that they "prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict." Does Nokia think that a certain Cupertino based company doesn't follow this rule?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Jobs, you are reachingg there are hundreds of FREE phones available from all carriers. Those FREE phones can be shoved up Steves ass sideways and still get a signal, sudden the iPhone4 in his hand fails during a key note. Don't dare bring others down to your level of design. Since 1988 all companies have mastered reception in their devices. Why is APPLE's i4 dating to PRE 1988 standards?

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 19:09

3. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Do you have personal experience with shoving phones in orifices where they do not belong and then testing them out for signal strength?? Maybe you should work for APPLE.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 20:05

4. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


I gave you a plus for that as apple needs that kind of innovation to test signal strength.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 20:52

6. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


"Since 1988 all companies have mastered reception in their devices" - It doesn't really look like it anymore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amPG52DVQuk - This video was posted May 26

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 19:08

2. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


"In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held. That’s why Nokia designs our phones to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand. Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying how people hold their phones and allows for this in designs, for example by having antennas both at the top and bottom of the phone and by careful selection of materials and their use in the mechanical design." Nokia made a point of saying that they "prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict." WOW, NOKIA told APPLE off, huh?

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 20:08

5. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Ya they dropped the "N" word the times. Totally bitch slapped em

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 21:11

7. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Steve Jobs is a narcissistic fuck. Call it a day and recall your phones...or you and AT&T and their mostly 2G network can keep sending customers to Verizon. Pride or loss of more loyal customers, Stevie...swallow one of them.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 22:00

8. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Actually, AT&T has quite a large 3G network as I rarely see EDGE on my phone....

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 22:48

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


AT&T has a large 3G network...in major cities. If you're like me and live in a more rural area, you're not getting any fricken' 3G.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 22:53

11. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I live in a city of less than 100k people and surrounded by small towns and those towns also have 3G - it all depends where you live. AT&T cannot build towers everywhere because some locations they have been denied requests. People beeotch about coverage but then turn around and talk about SAR and how they do want mutated cows and stuff like that - a bunch of hypocrites....

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:02

18. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


This isn't about ATT....(right now anyway)

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 22:50

10. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well now, it seems Nokia and Apple should pair up. Nokia can teach Apple about antenna design, and Apple can teach Nokia how to build quality phones again. They do have one thing in common, though: they both have aesthetics down really nicely.

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 22:54

12. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Honestly, that is a great suggestion and APPLE does have the cash to purchase NOKIA and NOKIA will eventually lose their footing as the world leader in phones....

posted on 16 Jul 2010, 23:21

13. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


Great idea although you seem to forget that Nokia phones transform into nasty little robots when touched by the allspark. What would a Applokia phone turn into?

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 02:04

15. digitaljedi (unregistered)


Sorry dude! Apple DOES NOT have the cash to buy Nokia.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:03

19. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Aren't they still sueing the p*ss out of each other?

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 16:11

24. thatdude1 (unregistered)


Agreed. Apple does not have enough cash for that. Nokia, on the other hand, could buy apple easily.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 02:04

14. cadetz (unregistered)


comparing a 1988 phone with a 2010 phone... good JOB...good... you are such as person with GOOD comparison!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:33

22. phoenix87 (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


you idiot even a phone from 1988 would't have commonsense problems like Apple refuses to admit. If Apple cares about their customers, they would have invested more time & effort towards something so basic and crucial in a phone. I mean come on, just admit you F***ED up and replace those jacked up phones for free. Why do they have to be so IGNORANT!!! (Don’t hold the phone like this, hold it the other way, don’t drop it from under 1 feet even though the screen is missile resistive). LOL

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 03:40

16. ilia1986 (unregistered)


"they prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict" Ohh.. So that explains why a lot of their phones are ugly as hell. good to know.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 09:53

17. phoenix87 (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


Really, that’s the best you can come up with. I didn't knew they allowed 10 year olds comment. (that’s why their ugly as hell) WTF. Grow up and learn how to have a real conversation.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:05

20. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


ilia1986 was raped by a tracfone saleman when he was a young'n so thoughts of Nokia disturb and anger him...leave him alone.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:16

21. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Nope. Actually I could spill so much hatred over Nokia that everything that has been said of the iPhone 4 will pale in comparison. But I don't. I will, however, voice my opinion at every possible opportunity - seeing as everyone has already voiced theirs - many with a lot less intelligence - on the iPhone 4. People are having very hard feelings over the iPhone 4. Others reply to them to counter them. Same here. Everyone is welcomed to reply to my comments with objective statements (stuff like "But nokia is ze best, look how many use their phones lol" are the same as "look how many people buy iPhone 4 lol"). Oh and by the way - in case anyone doesn't know - I absolutely don't give a damn about these little green\red numbers on the right.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 10:51

23. phoenix87 (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


I'm sorry your signal is braking up, so we really don't care. you should shove your "smart phone" icrap4 up you ass and maybe you will get a better signal.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 16:15

25. thatdude1 (unregistered)


And we absolutely do not give a damn about your hatred for Nokia. How many times do I have to say to you, idiot1986? Get a life, already. Stay off the Nokia forums.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 16:17

26. thatdude1 (unregistered)


Still spamming Nokia articles, ilia? Get a life, dude. Nobody cares what you have to say about Nokia.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 16:24

27. ilia1986 (unregistered)


If you don't give a damn - you are more than welcomed to stop replying to my posts. I have already said everything that there is to say. I have nothing else to add at this point.

posted on 17 Jul 2010, 18:41

28. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Hahaha awesome comment Crapple. That explains so much. It's ok ilia, we're here for you. Or actually, Nokia is here for you.

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