HTC defends the HTC HD7 antenna issue

HTC has released a short statement to defend itself after it was reported that the HTC HD7 suffered from the infamous antenna deathgrip when held in the hand:

“Quality in industrial design is of key importance to HTC. To ensure the best possible signal strength, antennas are placed in the area least likely to be covered by a person’s face or hands while the phone is in use.”
“However, it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or fingers. We test all of our phones extensively and are confident that under normal circumstances reception strength and performance will be more than sufficient for the operation of the phone when network coverage is also adequate,”

So what do you guys think? Sound like a normal damage control statement to me. I guess that as long as there no dropped calls there nothing to really worry about..

source: computerweekly

HTC HD7 Antenna Deathgrip: Don’t hold your HTC HD7 the wrong way

Here’s a relatively interesting video of the deathgrip antenna effect on the HTC HD7. It’s a well known fact that many handsets behave this way (no to the extend of the iPhone 4 thought) but I really find it strange (and interesting) that handling the HD7 like that would have such and adverse effect on the device’s cellular reception. I just┬átried to reproduce the┬ásame thing on the HTC HD2 and nothing happens, same on the LG Optimus 7, HTC 7 Trophy and Samsung Omnia 7 & Galaxy S. Could this be only happening on the T-Mobile ‘s network. Any HTC HD7 owner can reproduce this?

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