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  1. Jake Storm's Avatar
    Aparently, Steve Jobs has been testing the new 9800 slider...
    Apple on iPhone trouble: 'We're not perfect' - Money - MSN CA

    "The iPhone 4 has been dogged by complaints about the antenna problem since it went on sale in the U.S. three weeks ago.

    But Jobs claims it's an issue common to smartphones in general, and said competitors have phones that suffer from the same problem.

    He cited Research in Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9800, Samsung's Omnia 2 and the HTC Droid Eris as examples."
    07-16-10 01:24 PM
  2. blazed12's Avatar
    That's got to be a typo by MSN because the 9800 is not even out yet and see how they refer Bold? It should be 9700 instead.
    Last edited by blazed12; 07-16-10 at 01:41 PM.
    07-16-10 01:31 PM
  3. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Aparently, Steve Jobs has been testing the new 9800 slider...
    He probably had to make an actual call
    07-16-10 01:31 PM
  4. dasDestruktion's Avatar
    HAHAH! Opps! I have seen it quoted in other places as the "9700, quite possibly the most widely used business device" or something to that extent. GREAT find!
    07-16-10 01:35 PM
  5. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    Typo.. He used a 9700 from at&t to demonstrate apparently.
    07-16-10 01:39 PM
  6. nemo's Avatar


    10:11AM "The BlackBerry Bold 9700... let's see what happens when you hold it in a normal way... 5 bars... and now on holding the left side. The bars go down."

    Live from Apple's iPhone 4 press conference -- Engadget
    07-16-10 01:56 PM
  7. Newfangled Gizmo's Avatar
    10:11AM "The BlackBerry Bold 9700... let's see what happens when you hold it in a normal way... 5 bars... and now on holding the left side. The bars go down."

    Live from Apple's iPhone 4 press conference -- Engadget
    On ATT, perhaps I can't make the bars drop like that on my T-Mo 9700!
    07-16-10 02:04 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    He can probably get a 9800 if he wants one, just as Mike Lazaridis, probably could have (probably did have) an iphone 4G well in advance of the regular folks.
    07-16-10 02:14 PM
  9. anguish79's Avatar
    07-16-10 02:16 PM
  10. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    On ATT, perhaps I can't make the bars drop like that on my T-Mo 9700!
    Exactly!!! No drop on my VZW 9650 it holding that way. What a joke.
    07-16-10 02:24 PM
  11. blazed12's Avatar
    10:41AM Q: I can't get my Bold to drop right now, maybe you can show me how to do it?
    Steve: You may not see it in certain areas.

    Haha classic
    07-16-10 02:32 PM
  12. devGOD's Avatar
    On ATT, perhaps I can't make the bars drop like that on my T-Mo 9700!
    without a case on tmobile usa gripping exactly like the picture i went from Full bars to 4 then 3 bars. Released the grip and i had full bars again.
    07-16-10 02:35 PM
  13. grover5's Avatar
    I just tried it sans case on my 9700 with Tmobile and the bars stayed the same...but I wasn't squeezing it either i was holding it in my hand and basically covered the sides and the back.
    07-16-10 02:41 PM
  14. fnguyen's Avatar
    I just tried it on my 8900, gripping actually makes the number of bars grow...
    07-16-10 02:53 PM
  15. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    When would you ever hold a qwerty blackberry like that? That's a touch screen grip.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-16-10 04:21 PM
  16. devGOD's Avatar
    I just tried it sans case on my 9700 with Tmobile and the bars stayed the same...but I wasn't squeezing it either i was holding it in my hand and basically covered the sides and the back.
    you have to remove the case. your hand/body is a conductor so if you have a case on it, its blocking you're hand from interfering with antenna
    07-16-10 05:01 PM
  17. devGOD's Avatar
    When would you ever hold a qwerty blackberry like that? That's a touch screen grip.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    looking at that grip it looks pretty standard to me, most people hold it like that when holding it to there ear. and "without" a case there maybe some bars lost but not enough to be noticeable by many. outside of the case i had no problem duplicating that problem. i could imagine in a poor signal area when i only have 1-2bars and no case i'd probably experience a call failed message
    07-16-10 05:06 PM
  18. bpgui's Avatar
    you have to remove the case. your hand/body is a conductor so if you have a case on it, its blocking you're hand from interfering with antenna
    He said "sans case" which means he did not have a case. "Sans" means "without."
    07-16-10 07:15 PM
  19. ChainySid's Avatar
    I can't on mine either!
    07-16-10 07:21 PM
  20. The_Shawn's Avatar
    He said "sans case" which means he did not have a case. "Sans" means "without."
    it actually means free. case free.
    07-16-10 08:22 PM
  21. bpgui's Avatar
    it actually means free. case free.
    Not according to Merriam-Webster. It means "without"
    Sans - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    07-16-10 09:38 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    Yes Sans means without, it's Latin
    07-16-10 09:52 PM
  23. spielll's Avatar
    Granted, trying to suffocate your phone may cause it to lose signal.

    Personally, I don't attempt to crack the the screen on my BlackBerry when talking or typing on it...

    BUT THATS JUST ME OF COURSE..

    There could always be the psycho person that's like "I WISH I COULD MAKE MY BLACKBERRY LOSE SIGNAL LIKE THE IPHONE..MAYBE I SHOULD SQUEEZE IT RIDICULOUSLY HARD!!"

    I mean, be realistic Apple, the iPhone exhibits the problem by applying minimal pressure that is common in phone calls. MOST people don't try to squeeze the life out of their phones..
    07-16-10 11:06 PM
  24. chuckh0308's Avatar
    I just tried it on my 8900, gripping actually makes the number of bars grow...
    Wow, I'm going to leave this one alone...lol!
    07-16-10 11:48 PM
  25. ohgeez's Avatar
    Well, I just tried this test on my TMO 9700...without then case on. I had 5 bars and held it just like the picture above. The bars didn't go down until I squeezed harder then it went from 5 bars to 4 but it toggled back and forth.

    But I also realized that I don't hold the phone that way when I do talk. Regardless, a one bar dropped is not going to do any harm. I have two friends with the new iPhone and they both experience loss of signal when they do that grip. They both have cases on their phones so they dont care about all this hype.
    07-17-10 12:04 AM
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