On its official blog, Nokia has posted a detailed run through of the various positions you can hold your Nokia phone.
In what is clearly an attempt to mock Apple and Steve Jobs’ “Don’t hold it that way” response to the frustrations over signal loss when you hold your iPhone a certain way, Nokia has descriptively illustrated an array of different hand positions where your Nokia phone won’t lose reception.
In Nokia’s own words,
“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).
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). 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. Providing a wide range of methods and grips for people to hold their phones, without interfering with the antennae, has been an essential feature of every device Nokia has built.
Of course, feel free to ignore all of the above because realistically, you’re free to hold your Nokia device any way you like. And you won’t suffer any signal loss. Cool, huh?”
Apple is reportedly to release an OS update today to (hopefully) fix issues relating to the reception issues.
In the mean time, reports of a iPhone 4 recall are completely false but spreading after the DailyMail published a story based entirely on a tweet from a parody Steve Jobs twitter account.