Jenny Williams, reporting for Computer Weekly:
HTC has spoken out against internet reports that claim HTC HD7
handsets suffer from antenna ‘death grip’ problems, similar to
those experienced by Apple’s iPhone 4 users. […]
In a statement, a HTC spokesman said, “Quality in industrial
design is of key importance to HTC. To ensure the best possible
signal strength, antennas are placed in the area least likely to
be covered by a person’s face or hands while the phone is in use.
However, it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will
weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or
From The Wall Street Journal, back on July 19:
Taiwan-based HTC said Monday that reception problems aren’t common
on smartphones and Apple should address the problem on its own
rather than blame competitors.
“The reception problems are certainly not common among
smartphones,” HTC Chief Financial Officer Hui-Meng Cheng said.
“[Apple] apparently didn’t give operators enough time to test
★ Friday, 3 December 2010