Nokia Skewers iPhone 4 Grip-Related Reception Problems

Nokia takes the piss out of iPhone 4 in a new blog post that asks, “How do you hold your Nokia?” One of the problems with the new iPhone 4 is that if your hands are sweaty and you grip it holding the antenna band it loses reception. A Nokia, the blog says, can be held by the thumb and finger, by balancing it, cupping it, or the four edge grip. Or really any grip at all.

From the Nokia blog:

The four edge grip

Regardless of the size of your hands, the Four Edge Grip (FEG, for short) is a universal grip which involves all of your fingers and thumb, each having hold of one edge of the device (the middle and ring fingers actually double up to provide an opposing force to the much stronger thumb). You’ll find a little gap develops between the back of the phone and the palm, which is useful. For something.

We’ve found any of the four grips mentioned above to be both comfortable and as you can see, offer no signal degradation whatsoever. This isn’t a feature you’ll only find on high-end Nokia devices either. It’s something that’s been a part of pretty much every Nokia device ever made (perhaps with the exception of that teardrop 3G one, which was a bit ridiculous).

Nokia keeps it classy by never mentioning the iPhone by name, but we all have seen what they have done there.

Nokia’s bloggers, amusing though they might be, might do well to read their own user manuals, which warn that “unnecessarily” gripping the phone in certain ways may cause signal degradation…antennalocations.jpg

…like in this youtube video.

Guess those who live in glass cellphone towers shouldn’t throw stones.

How do you hold your Nokia? [Nokia Conversations]

PREVIOUSLY: Your New iPhone’s Reception Is Bad Because You’re Holding It Wrong

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.