HTC HD7 experiencing the iPhone death-grip issue
posted by Alex I. / Nov 29, 2010, 10:03 AM
As you can see from the video below, the HTC HD 7 does have a reception problem when you use the death-grip hold. This means it's likely that you may experience dropped calls (ask the iPhone 4 customers - it's not much fun) and other reception-related problems (like accessing the internet). The reason manufacturers place the antenna at the bottom side of some phones is the fact that it keeps the radiation as far away from your head as possible. Check the video below to see the HTC HD7 death-grip issue for yourself.
source: YouTube via WP Central
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Wow. That's bad. Waaaay worse than the examples Steve jobs provided. Worse than what I experience on my iPhone. Takes bars 15-30 second to drop for me. Wow. And it's in the left hand so right handed people will need a case. Let's see if this gets blown up or not. Considering people expect problems from windows idk, but from htc? It's not apple so I don't expect much hubbub about it.
posted on Nov 29, 2010, 10:22 AM 0
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Somewhere in Cuprtino, Steve Jobs has a boner...
posted on Nov 29, 2010, 12:38 PM 3
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Hey Tre-Nitty, you seriously need to study electronic terms, icemanx1 didn't say AT&T, he said att which is short for attenuation which is what is happenning.
posted on Nov 29, 2010, 9:55 PM 0
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that IS NOT the "death grip" from the iphone. that is just gripping your phone really tight. any phone will do that. - the "iphone death grip" is caused by 2 unprotected antenaes bridging a signal through your hand and zapping out the call. you dont have to "grip it to death" to achive this, just merely touch where the 2 antenas devide on the side of the phone. it kills the call. - any idiot can squeeze a phone and lower the signal. it didnt drop the call. its not an insulation issue like the iphone.. they are not the same. the iphone's issue is one of a kind. the only people that try to prove otherwise are idiots and ibots.
posted on Nov 30, 2010, 6:15 AM 0
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