Samsung, RIM Reject Apple's Claims Of Smartphone Antenna Issues

Samsung Electronics dismissed claims by Apple that all smartphones suffer from dropped signals when held a certain way. Last Friday, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs defended the new iPhone 4 against complaints that the phone has reception issues by saying other phones have similar antenna issues.

In defending the iPhone, Jobs cited devices from Samsung, RIM, and HTC in an effort to show that Apple is not the only company who has a smartphone with a reception issue. Apple also launched a website that shows how other phones experience similar reception issues.

"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," Samsung said in a statement.

In addition, Samsung officials have said that there have been no major customer complaints about reception with regards to the company's Omnia II smartphone which was cited by Apple as having issues.

The iPhone 4 has an unusual antenna that wraps completely around the device. Some users have said they lose reception when they cover the lower left corner of the phone. In a recent press conference, Jobs acknowledged the iPhone 4 has dropped slightly more calls than the iPhone 3GS but indicated the issue was blown out of proportion and not unique to the iPhone 4.

Samsung isn't the only company that's fighting back against Apple's claims. Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the co-chief executives of Research in Motion also issued a statement: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable."

Via:  Yahoo
Chainzsaw 4 years ago

LOL @ Apple.

You seem to be pissing everyone off lately.

acarzt 4 years ago

lol... everyone is doing as much as they possible can to bury apple in this mess lol

animatortom 4 years ago

"I have never trusted Samsung, and I never will.....I can never forgive them for the death of my boy.......!?

Then again, I don't trust Apple either? You build that gap in the case and try to explain that humans don't give off energies that could disrupt a signal! Humans not only produce,.... but conduct electricity! The geniuses at Apple don't know that?

"HI, I'm Charlie Brown"

AKwyn 4 years ago

lol, how can humans produce energy. Unless they rub their feet bare on a carpeted floor, humans can never produce energy but they can conduct electricity, that is true on that point.

acarzt 4 years ago

Eatting produces energy for the body to use :-)

Chainzsaw 4 years ago


Well it's a scientific fact that humans produce a bio-luminescent light that can be seen in the dark with special cameras (it's not very powerful though). Not to mention, you know iTouch's? They sense your electrical properties in your fingers. Humans can not only conduct electricity, we can also produce it. It's called capacitance.

Sorry I tried to look for the article I was talking about, i've seen it on discovery channel before.

AKwyn 4 years ago

I don't think humans can produce actual electrical energy (Wikipedia is your friend) but that our bodies can conduct energy such as when you rub your feet on the carpet; I just learned that can charge the human body as well. So you're right in the fact that we can hold a charge but wrong in the sense that we produce actual electrical energy.

animatortom 4 years ago

Man Taylor!! ......What school are you going to!! You really need to get your money back!

Do you only believe what other people tell you, because they tell you how smart they are?
How do you think your brain works?! I didn't have to look anything up on Wikipedia, just follow science for the last 100 years.
Your brain transfers electrical impulses that are generated from the body, that is why you need to eat food and literally "Recharge"!  You body is generating energy on the sub-molecular level, that is what allows you to move, think, see, complain...and attack others because someone else has told you how stupid those others are:D
Now I could be wrong about this simple understanding of biology, if you have to rub your feet across the carpet, just to generate a thought?
Oh wait...You must have a complete understanding of Gravity as well?! maybe let Neil know, I hear he was a rocket scientist:P  We are not only products of kinetic energy, we are energy generators that need fuel. I guess if you get your biology lessons from the Matrix, then none of this makes sense.
The only thing wrong is your liberal way of thinking, that you must attack everyone here to show how smart you are just to push forward your own agenda:P I hope that is not the "contribute" that this site meant, to win a system? Although I am sure you are also on the other blog sites pushing that Communist agenda,  blaming everyone who doesn't think the same.
So go and find a big patch of Berber carpet, and I will wait until you "Rub up a thought!:P"
acarzt 4 years ago

lol yea... Taylor... our body is full of electricty.

Check it out...


animatortom 4 years ago

Yeah, Acarzt,...That is what you get when people get their science education from Cartoon networks "DUDE, What would happen!"

acarzt 4 years ago

lol... that show looks like it could be educational lol

I've only seen a commercial for it tho lol

Bill Nye was the best. They should bring him back to teach the youngens :-D

inspector 4 years ago

Charlie brown, the geniuses at apple are too busy making their next top product to care about a stupid antenna :D.

Apple is alwasy pissing off someone, like daily! :)

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