I can’t help but wonder what Apple would do if RIM or HTC were to rubbish the iPhone on stage at a press conference, I’m pretty sure that a lawsuit would quickly follow.

RIM have responded with this statement….

Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.

– Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

I personally didn’t like the Bold 9700 and went back to the Bold 9000 so I cannot confirm nor deny if it does lose its signal when held, but I do have the Bold 9000 and I can confirm that it holds onto its signal no matter how I hold it, how tightly or for how long it just wont drop those bars, when displaying db’s instead of bars it stays at -70db.

The same can be said for the Nexus One, only the signal actually improves when reading the db’s and it is held in the left hand…

If anyone wants to call BS on the above I am more than happy to post the videos to prove it…. 😀

In the meantime a little sign for you all to share! 😀

iPhone 4 sign

No need to turn off the iPhone 4