Apple’s competitors were not happy with Steve Job’s attempt to paint the iPhone’s antenna problems as similar to those faced by other smart phones. This Wireless Week piece presents feedback from Samsung, RIM, HTC, Motorola, and Nokia. An industry source I contacted declined to comment, saying his company’s testing was proprietary data and could not be released.
At the same time however, several phone manuals including those for the HTC Touch and Droid Eris, Nokia e63 and N97 have specific warnings regarding not touching areas of the phone to avoid interfering with the internal antenna function. David Chartier compiled a collection at “Don’t Hold it Wrong” (via Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing).