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Jeff Campbell
08-02-2010, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/08/01/apple_removes_competitors_phones_from_iphone_4_antenna_page.html' target='_blank'>http://www.appleinsider.com/article...tenna_page.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple's iPhone 4 antenna page, which shows the great lengths the company goes to in order to test its handsets, no longer features videos of competing smartphones losing reception when held improperly."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAE2n3MB17s&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAE2n3MB17s&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>The videos, while pulled from the Apple site showcasing the <a href="http://www.apple.com/antenna/" target="_blank">design and test labs</a>, are still available on the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/Apple" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a> for Apple. The video above is from the YouTube channel showing the signal degradation on a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Several smartphone makers weren't happy after the press conference on antenna issues, saying their smartphones didn't suffer from the same problem. Apple, in turn, posted several videos showing they did indeed have the same problem. Not sure why they pulled them from their design lab site, perhaps they felt they had made their point? What are your thoughts?</p>

08-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Heck, I think all of the smartphone companies should grow up and admit their flaws. All of them have them and I think it's pretty sophomoric to say they don't. Blackberry and HTC build fine devices but they're not flawless. They're also expensive.

I wonder if anyone else but me muddled through the memory issues with the Treo 650 and the antenna and battery issues of the Treo 680. Within weeks of introduction Seidio introduced extended batteries for those devices and I bought them. In the case of the Treo 680, I just learned to not hook my index finger over the top of the phone.

Note to iPhone 4g owners and competitive smartphone manufacturers: Get over it! ;o)

My $0.02 (USD),