Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nokia's 'Lessons' To Apple On Phone

Seems it's time for Nokia to get back at Apple! The mobile phone numero uno Nokia, who lately has been bruised by Apple in market share, has got a few lessons for Apple on how to hold a mobile phone.

Wondering what triggered the `enlightenment'? Though the company has not named anyone, it's apparent that Nokia is making a dig at Apple in its official blog, Nokia Conversations, where it highlights the many ways users can hold their Nokia devices.

Since its launch last week, Apple's latest-generation iPhone, iPhone 4, has been facing several customer complaints about the gadget losing signal when held in a particular manner. It is said to pose bigger problem for people who are left-handed, who can't help but cover the bottom left corner when holding it in their palm to make a call.

Indirectly criticizing Apple, Nokia goes on about how users can hold a Nokia device in any ways without any reception sufferings. The four methods highlighted step-by-step include "thumb and finger", "the cup", "the balance" and "the four edge grip".

The company goes on to note, "One of the main things we've found about the one 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."

Commenting on the reception issue faced by users, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly told users to "avoid holding it that way"

(meaning a grip that blocks the antenna).

Both Nokia and Apple are currently embroiled in patent lawsuits that seek to keep the other's devices out of the US.


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