Nokia has released a tongue-in-cheek ‘How do you hold your Nokia?’ feature clearly taking a dig at Apple for comments made by Steve Jobs about how users experiencing reception problems on their new iPhone 4 devices should avoid taking a grip that blocks the antenna.
“The key function on any Nokia device is its ability to make phone calls. After all, that’s why we know them universally as mobile phones (or smart phones, feature phones or mobile computers – though the same grip styles work for those, too).” said the blog . “”One of the main things we’ve found about the 1 billion plus Nokia devices that are in use today is that when making a phone call, people generally tend to hold their phone like a…. well, like a phone.”
Nokia itself hasn’t exactly been without its reception woes. John Gruber of daringfireball.net posted a picture of an instruction manual for Nokia 2320 that shows Nokia telling users that covering the antenna will cause performance issues, There are alsoba number of videos on YouTube showing that its phones also drop reception when held. Nokia maybe should have checked this out before making fun of its opposition.