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HTC responds to Apple over antennagate

HTC's Eric Lin has responded in statistical fashion to Apple's iPhone 4 press conference where Steve Jobs showed off a Droid Eris losing singnal when death-gripped:

"Approximately .016% of customers [have complained]. We have had very few complaints about signal or antenna problems on the Eris".

Which could also just mean there hasn't been the attention or scrutiny placed on signal strength attenuation in the past, and again it will be open season now with any number of YouTube videos popping up showing everything from the HTC Droid Eris to HTC Droid Incredible to HTC Nexus One succumbing to the death-grip, just like Apple demonstrated.

However, HTC does have the forethought to warn customers not to touch the spot over their antenna (see image, top).

[Pocket-Lint via Android Central, Daring Fireball, Engadget]

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 18 July 2010

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Michael Bay directs Transformers 3 with iPad 3G

Famous movie director Michael Bay is using his iPad at work. Specifically, Mr. Bay has been spotted with his iPad 3G in hand while directing Transformers 3. In the photo above, he's showing Patrick Dempsey how a scene is supposed to look.

We don't know about you, but we at TiPb love to see the different ways that people are using their iPads to improve their lives whether it be for work, home, school, or play.

[9to5Mac]

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The reason behind the white iPhone 4 delay: Apple's glass supplier

Many of us were disappointed when June 15th arrived and the white iPhone was not available for pre-order or reservation. The day before the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple provided a vague explanation claiming that the white iPhone 4 had "proven more challenging to manufacture than expected." It turns out that this manufacturing problem comes from Lens Technology, Apple's glass supplier.

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iPad live tonight! 6pm PT/9pm ET/2am BST

You know the drill. Come time, we'll be talking about everything iPad. We'd love to talk with you, so come by, chat, and share you views.

And yeah, it'll be hard not to discuss "antenna-gate". Does it apply to iPad 3G?

  • 6pm PT/9pm ET/2am BST

We'll take over the front page 15 minutes before the show -- chat with you soon!

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Updated: RIM responds to Apple over antennagate

Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have released an official response from RIM to Apple's iPhone 4 press conference yesterday and Steve Jobs' demonstration of a BlackBerry Bold 9700 suffering from similar signal-drop when death-gripped:

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Nokia responds to Apple over antennagate

official response from Nokia to Apple's iPhone 4 press conference yesterday, despite Steve Jobs not demonstrating a death-grip on a Nokia phone the way they did RIM's BlackBerry, HTC's Droid Eris, and Samsung's Omnia. Here's the full response:

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Apple iPhone 4 special press conference round up

Rounding up the news and views on Apple's iPhone 4 press conference

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The iPhone Antenna Song - Friday fun video

Apple held a press conference today to discuss the antenna issue on the iPhone 4. To open the conference, they showed a YouTube video titled "The iPhone Antenna Song".

Even though the song takes Apple's side, it's great to see Apple have a sense of humor about this whole mess and give a fan some spotlight. This song also takes a jab at certain blogs... -- maybe that's why Steve liked it so much?

Watch the video after the break!

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