HTC HD7 responds to signal dropping reports


3 Dec 2010

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HTC responded to claims this week that the HTC HD7 is afflicted with similar signal dropping issues to that of the iPhone 4.

Owners of the smartphone noticed the signal was dropped when a user held the phone at the bottom of the handset.

However, similarly to Apple’s statement on the matter, a HTC spokesperson told Computer Weekly that it was “inevitable” that the signal strength would weaken if the bottom left corner was covered.

"Quality in industrial design is of key importance to HTC,” said that spokesperson.

“To ensure the best possible signal strength, antennas are placed in the area least likely to be covered by a person’s face or hands while the phone is in use.

"However, it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or fingers.

“We test all of our phones extensively and are confident that under normal circumstances reception strength and performance will be more than sufficient for the operation of the phone when network coverage is also adequate," the spokesperson said.

It seems that, like with the iPhone 4, the only way to solve this is for users to hold it differently.