Nokia Prioritizes Antenna Performance over Physical Design
Well, the recent Apple press conference has been quite entertaining where Jobs answered a lot of question and told everyone how important the users are to Apple. Also, we heard a brilliant iPhone 4 Antenna song and it looks like all the problems will now be looked after.
In regards to this, Nokia is letting everyone know how much effort they put into making perfect phones. They have been working on perfecting their antenna design strategy since years and they prioritize it over the physical design of the phone to optimize the call performance.
Nokia, also adds that a “tight grip” may mess with the performance of the call even though they have done quite some research on how phones are typically help so that the antennas are placed at the optimal position.
Here is the full statement;
“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.”