Nokia Releases Statement About Antenna Design

Posted July 16, 2010 at 7:31pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14146 views

Nokia has just released a statement about their antenna design and their engineering philosophy in response to Apple's Press Event held earlier today. They also stress that they will always prioritize antenna performance over physical design.

As we’ve all seen, Apple had mentioned Nokia in their press conference today regarding the iPhone4. I wanted to take a moment and send you a statement regarding Nokia’s own antenna design and function.
Antenna design is a complex subject and has been a core competence at Nokia for decades, across hundreds of phone models. Nokia was the pioneer in internal antennas; the Nokia 8810, launched in 1998, was the first commercial phone with this feature.

Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying human behavior, including how people hold their phones for calls, music playing, web browsing and so on. As you would expect from a company focused on connecting people, we prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict.

In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held. That’s why Nokia designs our phones to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand. Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying how people hold their phones and allows for this in designs, for example by having antennas both at the top and bottom of the phone and by careful selection of materials and their use in the mechanical design.

via BGR

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imad - July 17, 2010 at 6:47pm
Nokia is sucks . i will buy iphone 4 even the signal well go to zero .... iphone is the best phone on the planet .....
wittybob - July 17, 2010 at 12:52pm
At least they didn\'t sound as pissed-off as RIM\'s reply....
byronchurch - July 17, 2010 at 12:03am
That was big of Nokia ! Punks !
david villa - July 16, 2010 at 10:22pm
I accept nokia cos i have used nokia for 10 yrs. Antenna wasgood. Didn\'t heard drop call but now this f\'king brand apple sucks. Apple defintely loose million of fan including me. Antenna issue, no freedom to use the phone must jailbreak. Trouble waiting jb for months . Apple thumbs down. Give us freedom cos we buy apple phone. We want freedom.
byronchurch - July 16, 2010 at 11:58pm
Nokia hell ! What about Bell ? Now that was a phone you could pull off the coffee table . And they didn\'t even need an antenna !
Jail bait - July 17, 2010 at 5:39am
Yo spanish turd burglar, \"Antenna issue, no freedom to use the phone must jailbreak. Trouble waiting jb for months\" . yeah go ahead apple and let people jailbreak their phones. i bet you would be the first asshole to go crying to the apple store when you fucked your phone up! jesus some people are serious pricks.
THE spanish turd burglar - July 17, 2010 at 10:20am
You include you redneck prick...
wittybob - July 17, 2010 at 12:53pm
Ever think it might be the carrier?
Geohot Bullshit - July 16, 2010 at 8:03pm
its time to move back to Nokia :) really disappointed with apple earlier today, free case is not fuckin solve the problem, why dont they perform easy fix on the shop by put a metal grip inside the case on top of the camera, the function is amazing, the design is topnotch, but it doesnt do the job properly as a phone, why dont we call it ifailed
Jake - July 16, 2010 at 10:12pm
Return your phone instead of whining about it.
Geofuck - July 17, 2010 at 12:02am
Im not whining, i dont even have iphone4 because they all stupid just like u. Viva microsoft and nokia !!!
Frankee - July 17, 2010 at 12:15am
You\'re an idiot Geo.
Geofuck - July 17, 2010 at 3:28am
Not as idiot as apple, making a phone that cant be used to make a call, and you the most idiot, you already know iphone 4 is suck yet still buy it. Wkakakakakak... Stupid fuck
My point has been finally proved!!!!!! - July 17, 2010 at 5:43am
Geofuck, did you just say what i thought you said? you are slagging apple and the iphone 4 and you dont even have one? that just proves my point of people jumping on the apple bandwagon just for the sake of it, christ you are a very sad person!!!
Geofuck - July 17, 2010 at 6:22am
Not as sad as you apple 4 buyer... I dont have to hold my bold 9700 in certain way, i can flip it around and i still have full bar :) prove whatever you want, but steve job is just so yesterday :) LOL
JT - July 17, 2010 at 11:31am
Geo, your Bold is perfect, yet you want to go back to Nokia? The point is proven. You probably don\'t even own a phone. You can stick your imaginary phone up your ass. Before you start complaining and saying I\'m a fanboy, I use an android phone. There is not going to be a mass of people returning their iPhones. Go and ask your mommy to buy you a phone before posting stupid comments!
GeoFuck - July 17, 2010 at 6:22pm
lol.... apple fanboy getting angry because they cant make a call... my bold is for business, the nokia is for fun, and iphone 4 is for failure :)
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