Steve jobs had to hold some sort of press conference about the antenna issues on the iPhone 4. There’s only so much time that you let go by with people bashing your product. Jobs acknowledged that there is a problem with the antenna when you hold it a certain way and decided to give away free Bumpers/cases. During the presentation he also showed images of other manufactures and how their devices also suffer from this “Antennagate” issue.
We’ve heard from RIM, Nokia and HTC. Now Samsung has decided be vocal and stated: “The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left side of the device. Our design keeps the distance between a hand and an antenna. We have fully conducted field tests before the rollout of smartphones. Reception problems have not happened so far, and there is no room for such problems to happen in the future.”
Hwan Kim, VP of Mobile Communications also said “We have not received significant customer feedback on any signal reduction issue for the Omnia II. Based on years of experience of designing high quality phones, Samsung mobile phones employ an internal antenna design technology that optimizes reception quality for any type of hand-grip use.”
The iPhone 4 is launching in Canada on July 30th. Even with this high profile issue about the loss of signal strength… Do you think it’ll still sell out in record time?
(Via: Samsung Hub)