Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010At least Apple held a press conference for the iPhone 4 issues, unlike how Nokia handles her N... moreyou pay so much money for a faulty phone with free cover?
iphone4 is double the price of N97....a free cover means nothing for apple....they can free you 5 cover in different colour and patent still they can earn a high profit....
Apple has lost all his reputation and customer loyalty in this iphone 4....dragging the time and finally give a solution for the problem with a very arrogant modal in their press conference....i think the best way to do is to recall the iphone 4 that were sold to stop the problem from spreading....it may cost alot of money but it is the best for a brighter future.....
At least Apple held a press conference for the iPhone 4 issues, unlike how Nokia handles her N97 initial issues, we didnt even get a cover from Nokia.
Apple make more enemies with this antenna isssue, with nokia, rim. Samsung, . I wonder why they did not put nokia phone in their website to convience their customers?
Dont forget about the nokia apple patents lawsuit, it is not over yet!
Meego phone, n8 look promising!
suggestion: if covering that gap with your hand interrupts cell signal then apple should consider relocating that gap to the bottom of the phone near the speaker... similar to the gap at the top near the mic jack.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2010not one,,,, beat Google N1 and Desire atm. Case closed.You made be silly, i have see how lagged is SkyFire on desire or gogle1 android, the SkyFire run on nokia very smooth.
Steve Jobs at it's conference was comparing his iphone4 with old Nokia 8810 lol....hahahaaa!
That's the way he got his feelings, that's the way he expresses his phones really.
iv got this same problem on my nokia e51 i want the new iphone 4 for work and play.
Vince, 17 Jul 2010does it have MS office document editor and creator?yes the n900 support that.
amen, hey guys its an easy fix, if you don't like it don't buy it. don't get angry buy something else thats trying to catch up with the iphone. makes you wonder why so many business and speaker manufacturers are catering for the iphone lol and not nokia, or samsung or htc or whatever. it only took iphone to come along and stir up the mobile market and make the other play catch up. I was waiting for iphone to release 1ghz and few other spec and now they have i am happy.
Apple's explanation that signal attenuation is common among smartphones is true!
I currently use a Nokia E71 smartphone, and every time I hold it in my left hand cradling the bottom of the phone, I lose all 5 signal bars!!! It is not so obvious in areas where the network is stronger, but at my apartment, it happens all the time.
I read that all recent phones are required by the FCC to locate the antennas at the bottom of the phone, and when the hand covers the antenna area, the signal gets attenuated...
At least, Apple have admitted that there is a problem, unlike their competitors (check YouTube for videos of other handsets which lose their signal in exactly the same way). Let's not crucify someone who is telling the truth...
Vince, 17 Jul 2010does it have MS office document editor and creator?0f cour se you can download>Install at NOKIA Maemo websit e..
Is take easy with my job=)
And you can copy your Email directly and paste int o the QuickOffice and editing..
This was a nice article to read, especially at 7:30am. It's nice of them to give away free cases, as well as actually fix the problem (i hope) but now there's the proximity thing. I'm wondering if after they fix these problems if there'll be something new to harass users.
NOKIA Maemo is NO LAGGED..
Your comment show that you are define tly dont have a NOKIA N900..
I got a NOKIA N900..and Im now using ¡t to write my comments here..thats work great and smoothly..didnt get hanged or lagged till now since I buy in 5 months ago..
Now Im using 2handphone..my 1st phone is NOKIA N900 Internet Tablet phone and my 2nd phone is HTC Hero..I juz upgraded to Eclair 2.1last 3weeks..
I love to use N900 to s urfing internet websit3..¡t run fast than u cant imagine..and with the full websit3 let me can view the flash content include video on YouTube or playing 3D FLASH GAMES..beside that..N900 let me doing anything I can do on laptop..office documents..edit office word..power point..etc..Im using my NOKIA N900 juz likes personal computer..
I think and feel that Steve Jobs is the best marketing individual in this planet .... you can check his antenna press conference on 16th July 2010 in Apple site ...
1st, he asked the users not to grip the phone in such a way ....
2nd, he tried to change physics by SW update
I guess if there will be no coverage, but using updated SW -> it shows good signal coverage. I guess it would make Apples relationship worst with AT&T, as end customer will point the finger to AT&T then. And the idea was skipped.
3rd, today in the press conference he was proving that every Smartphones have weak spot, like iphone 4 ...
http://www.apple.com/antenna/ ..... comparing with Blackberry Bold 9700, HTC .. and Samsung smartphone ... anyway none of the smartphones (3 NOKIA models, 4 Blackberry models, One Samsung) in my home have got the trouble in a way what was showed in the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIcaejkpD4 .... iphone antenna song … it’s cool
4th, today he provided a solution to use a bumper (or casing) ... it makes more sense now.
That’s for sure; he will not mention that the problem is related with the aggressive industrial design for such a complicated wireless device (with 7 or 8 radio) -> using phone outer case or structure metal as antenna without any non-conductive material coating. iphone 4 antenna simply changes its physical length when gripping on the weak spot as human body is not like insulator. Therefore antenna has got different resonance frequency than what it should get. This is very simple
And for this, Apple doesn’t need 18 antenna scientists/engineers with PhD degree and 100 million worth of antenna chambers.
The data or statistics what he provided today -> those sound nice, but not close to reality! He is simply making us fool ...