Saturday, July 17, 2010

RIM's Response to Apple Iphone 4's Antenna Issue

During the Apple press conference, Steve Jobs also talked about the fact that other RF cellphones are experiencing similar signal loss that Iphone 4 is, including RIM's 9700 Bold (Onyx)

As one of the owner of RIM's 9700 Bold, I don't think this is a correct preposition.
I have been using it for over a year and I haven't experience a sudden signal loss due to the device flaw.
Mind you, I experienced signal loss but I believe it's more on the fact that signal carrier in Indonesia is very unstable.
Anyway, I guess for us in Indonesia (or at least XL users) could never know whether our cellphones' signal loss happened because of the device itself or our provider.

Here's the official statement from RIM:
"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

According to some 4205 polls taken in, 72% has voiced their opinion that the Death Grip problem is non-existence for 9700 Bold.

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