HTC Comments On HD7 “Death Grip” Situation

HTC has proffered an official comment against the accusations that gripping the HD7 can lead to a dramatic loss in signal quality. In a chat with Computer Weekly, they pretty much said that it happens to all phones:

“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.”
Reports on the severity of this problem vary dramatically, with some users reporting significant quality and data drops with a light touch, while others claim they can squeeze the bejesus out of the phone, and not have any troubles at all.
[via BGR]


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