Nokia jabs Apple over iPhone 4 death grip; confronted by video of Nokia phones with same issue

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“Today’s Official Nokia Blog post dryly asked, ‘How do you hold your Nokia?’ It posts a variety of pictures of a Nokia phone being cupped by a user’s left hand, the same thing that is reported to cause a drop in reported signal (although not necessarily in call performance) on iPhone 4,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider

“‘The key function on any Nokia device is its ability to make phone calls,’ the company’s official blog posting says. ‘Providing a wide range of methods and grips for people to hold their phones, without interfering with the antennae, has been an essential feature of every device Nokia has built,'” Dilger reports. “It concludes, ‘Of course, feel free to ignore all of the above because realistically, you’re free to hold your Nokia device any way you like. And you won’t suffer any signal loss. Cool, huh?'”

“Users immediately commented on the posting with links to YouTube videos showing a variety of mobile phones experiencing a lost or degraded signal when held in the user’s hand, including videos of a Nokia E71 (shown below), Nokia 6230, and Nokia 6720, as well as phones from other makers: the HTC Droid Incredible and the Google branded HTC Nexus One,” Dilger reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, was the patent Nokia’s claiming Apple infringed upon by any chance titled “Death Grip?”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hoist with their own petard. Gotta love it. Not only did their impuissant little jab immediately blow up in their face, but it also goes a long way towards informing the world that the issue is not endemic to iPhone. Brilliant, Nokia. It’s no wonder that your hopelessly outclassed company is on its way straight down the shitter.


  1. I hate that I have to be the nerdiest guy in a website about computers, but…

    The correct spelling of Capt. Picard’s first name is ‘Jean-Luc’

    I hate myself right now.

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