Just published video by Apple shows that the Nokia N97 mini loses signal too

Just published video by Apple shows that the Nokia N97 mini loses signal too
During their antenna press conference a few days ago, Apple was so generous in taking a stab at some of the competition by pointing out antenna issues that were common in some handsets sporting rival mobile operating platforms. RIM, Windows Mobile, and Android were targeted during the event as they showed how some handsets can lose signal simply by holding them in a particular area. However, there was no video showing antenna issues happening on handsets from the world's largest cell phone maker, but now it looks like a just published video from Apple shows how the Nokia N97 mini also has problems. It's difficult to gather why Apple didn't include this in their presentation, or maybe they just didn't want to feel the wrath from the number one maker in the world? Not to mention they did make some remarks about how Nokia placed "Don't touch here" stickers on their phones indicating which areas to not hold them. In any event, the video is available and if you really want to be convinced that the iPhone 4 isn't the only phone out there experiencing this issue.

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54 Comments

42. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

i dont understand why they are trying to bring other companies/phones down into their own grief!! SHUT UP APPLE!!

41. Anon

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

Lol Nokia still wins, no matter how hard apple tries to make them poor. In the video N97 mini is loosing signal on 3.5G which is weaker than 2G or even 3G. Even if N97mini phone goes zero bar on 3.5G, still there will be more than 50% 2G signal left on it. Means you can still make calls. And btw how hold phone in this awkward way when calling as CrAPPLE is showing on Video.

35. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

ihave blackberry storm when go to macys there no signal my sister has a metro phone her phone in target store she have signal mine not idont know if is the phone or the network my opinion if ahave to choose a phone like motorola --samsung or blackberry ithink samsung are much better phones my old phone work and every store no problems

32. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Oh... I'm still rolling on the floor from that "ball of golf" comment up there... oooh, my sides hurt!

19. kurtfover

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

wow that's pretty low Steve . the difference between nokia and apple is nokia didn't act like there phone was going to change the world ! Now because this polished turd u released is exposed as just that, u feel the need to point fingers .HAHA, another thing i was in the apple store with my buddy the other day trying to get his phone fixed, and i noticed they were charging for the stupid bumper thing i thought was supposed to be free. shady

25. RNY82

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

It did change the world...how many touch screen phones exisited before the iphone? or ones with full web browsers (and don't tell me BB)?? how about APPs?? or peer to peer gaming?? Bet you in a year all phone will have front facing cameras...who started that?? I hate flappers...everyone is just trying to play catch up but just can't get it right. Yes the service is not perfect but it works. One dropped call every 2 or 3 days isn't a deal breaker.

26. Phonatic

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Apple did A LOT to change the cell phone, particularly smartphone game. Can't thank them enough for getting the ball rolling...HERE. Please acknowledge the fact that phones in other countries beat the iPhone by miles when it was first released. The US has been playing technological catch up for years. Video chat existed elsewhere years ago, so let's not give Apple more credit than they are due. They changed the cell phone technology here like no other company before it, but they certainly didn't change the world. A little bit of research will show that.

28. thatdude1 unregistered

I couldn't agree with you more, especially about the handsets in other countries beating the iphone. Finally, someone else does research like I do.

40. thatdude1 unregistered

Apple DID NOT change the WORLD. Touchscreen phones existed long before the iphone was produced. Just ask LG, Samsung and Motorola. All had touchscreen phones before apple entered the mobile world. Full web browsers were introduced in Japan and on Nokia phones(N95, E90 Communicator)long before the iphone came out. Apps were on a Nokia handsets since 2003(Nokia N-Gage), and gaming on the same said handset in 2003. That's FOUR YEARS BEFORE the iphone was even introduced. Nokia's first front facing camera with 3G video calling was introduced back in 2005 with the Nokia 6680. That's FIVE YEARS BEFORE apple introduced it on the iphone. You ssay you hate flappers and everyone is playing catch up to the ihpone, and yet I have just proven you WRONG with these FACTS. So who's the flapper? Apple DOES NOT INNOVATE, they IMMITATE, and years late at that. Please do your RESEARCH before spewing such NONESENSE, isheep.

47. kurtfover

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Yeah but the New iphone is the one i was reffering to. And how soon we forget about the Evo which was the first phone to have a front facing cammera. Jobs screwed up and is now pointing his fingers! i work for a car company that recently had a problem with our airbag lights. it was a problem that other companys had to but we didnt sit there and show all our customers who came in videos of other companys with the same problem. god could you imagine if other companys handled themselves this way!

48. kurtfover

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

P.S. i love you thatdude1 LMAO!!!

51. thatdude1 unregistered

Lol!! Right back at ya!

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, so I am gripping my samsung captivate like you do with an iphone and it goes from -81 dBm to -51dBm and I have the same bars with no issues with internet downloading - goes from HSDPA to UMTS and back and I have zero issues - Apple just made an inferior phone....

24. RNY82

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

No, it's because you have good signal. If I try it with my 3gs outside I cannot replicate. If I do it in my basment where I have 2 bars I can make it go to searching, but I have to hold it for a while pretty tight. It only works in low signal areas. Try it in your basment or somewhere where you know you get bad service.

31. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Actually RNY82, -51 dBm is better than -81 dBm. Even if the numbers are meant to be reversed he wouldn't drop a call because the antenna isn't being shorted out by contact.

15. Phonatic

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

This whole posting videos of other phones losing a signal is really not helping the PR aspect of this issue. If Toyota ran around saying "but other cars randomly accelerate too" would .people just be like "oh then I don't mind plowing into walls at full speed if that happens with every car." This just makes Apple look sad. Everyone, no matter what kind of fanboy/girl has already formed an opinion about the phone, so who exactly is this supposed to convince? Just man up and deal with the problem at hand. Pointing fingers does not improve their image. As a side note, my friend had the 3g and now has 3gs, and I haven't gotten through a single phone call without her phone dropping the call, in about 2 years. Guess LA is too rural.

5. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

I once spilled a pitcher of beer on my old RAZR and it still got better reception than the iPhone.

6. scottmbolt unregistered

LOL Its sorry that some of the people who troll this site still defend this lunatic ass hole (Steve Jobs) and the lame device he "innovated".

10. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

I don't really know what you mean by "defend", as if he did something bad... but well, for my part I like to explain how things really are to people who adopt the thoughts of the first blog they read.

11. ilia1986 unregistered

Ah Nova, still trying to bring some sense into people here.. I tried. I failed. But I support you all the way man. Steve should just put a disclaimer on everything that is Apple - "If you're reading this and your brain is smaller than a ball of golf - parental discretion required". In the end of the day, however, Steve is wrong. You can't make everyone happy. Not people who have been sucking Apple hatred mixed with milk from all the bloggers\youtube videos\other haters etc etc. Heck - I bet that 90% of the people who Hate Apple - don't actually use any of it's products. And never had.

13. thatdude1 unregistered

I have used apple products, ilia, and they flat out suck. Without the app store, the iphone is totally useless. This is becoming evident with the fact that the iphone(all incarnations)have poor reception and drop calls constantly. The iphone 4 is just the worst of the bunch. And yes, your phone does suck no matter how many apps it has if it cannot perform it's most basic function, a phone call. Isheep like yourself will blindly follow jobs off the face of the earth if he so decreed. Face facts, thie iphone is trash, apple does not innovate, and everyone is seeing jobs and his company for what they truly are. It was only a matter of time.

14. ilia1986 unregistered

Ah you just demonstrate perfectly my above point.

17. thatdude1 unregistered

As you constantly do with Nokia! ;-)

20. ilia1986 unregistered

Well, I have - and as of right now do - own a Nokia product. Do you own an iPhone?

21. thatdude1 unregistered

Yes, I do. I have a 3gs that I am desperately trying to get rid of. It's been on my shelf collecting dust, with some other useless junk that I own. I have stated this before. You want it?

23. RNY82

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Actually I'm not an Isheep (don't have anything but an Iphone and Ipod), and think the iphone is the best. I used to have verizon and yes I will admit once and a while I will get a dropped call while on VZ I never did, but I will take one dropped call every now and then to have a superior phone. Iphone is a solid device, smooth user interface and classy...what more can you want. I've looked at those Android phones...they're all clunky, unattractive, toy-like, unrefined, messy UI and not classy. Like a mercedes vs a honda. Both will do what they are meant to do, but which is the one evryone wants? The ones that don't have it hate because they can't get it (don't want to switch carriers or can't afford) etc. Honestly, Android is probably the only competition Apple has but they are letting everyone make their phones and trying to grow too fast. They aren't going to have the exceitment anymore. People want different not the standard. Plus they are crappy phones...they feel like my old LG Dare with Apps. How does anyone enjoy that touchscreen. So not fluid and clunky.

27. thatdude1 unregistered

The iphone is definitely NOT the best. Especially when it has the worst reception of any handset, and it is not a true smartphone. No real multitasking, and you cannot truly make the phone your own. Apple controls your handset experience. And if you look at things from a global standpoint, apple severly lags behind Nokia and Rim os wise, and handset wise Nokia and Samsung and LG Rim are killing apple as well. I like to look at the big picture(global), not the little one(regional).

37. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL! I love that you actually compared the iPhone to a Mercedes in terms of "class". That just points out how full of shit you really are. Here is where Mercedes stands to other luxury/German/upscale car companies: worst value for money, worst repair rate, and worst resale value! Get a clue my friend. A doc friend of mine just traded in his newish Mercedes for a Jeep. That says it all right there. You keep your "shiny" little iPhone, just the way Steve Jobs tells you to, and I'll keep my actual phone that does whatever and however and wherever I tell it to.

44. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

And why do you care about what somebody else said if you don't agree? Go somewhere else and do something important, spreading hate around will kill you faster, and you will be called android fanboy (which is worse than the apple fanboy since not only like everything about android but also likes to feel superior for the phone he owns and trash the opinion of everybody else, trying to live through his phone, which is lame).

53. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"And why do you care about what somebody else said if you don't agree?" That's ALL you have done on this thread, my friend! So now, not only are you defending the absolute shit out of another company/product, but you are also calling out others that do the same for different companies/products. I knew you were full of yourself before, but c'mon now! How much more blissfully, ignorantly self-absorbed can you be?! Not to mention hypocritical! And since when did OPINION become stamped HATE? I disagree, and have every God-given right to voice my own opinion on the subject. What, so now only certain people on here can express their opinion now? You know, you would actually be a perfect employee for the U.S. gov't right now...giving everyone YOUR opinion, telling us all it's the the best/only way; All the while spitting in the face, or just plain ignoring everyone else. Everything that comes from your posts is a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black, or plain ol' hypocrisy. Reply if you like, but I'm over you...I've said my peace and will now (if I can help it), forego any response to your childish, illogical posts.

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