Samsung responds to Apple claims

Following Nokia, RIM and HTC in dismissing Apple's signal dropping claims, is Samsung - with an official statement released to the Korea Herald:

"The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left side of the device. Our design keeps the distance between a hand and an antenna. We have fully conducted field tests before the rollout of smartphones. Reception problems have not happened so far, and there is no room for such problems to happen in the future".

Steve Jobs was keen to point out at the Apple press conference that the problem of signal bars dropping was not unique to the iPhone 4.

He named and shamed the Blackberry Bold 9700 and the HTC Droid Eris specifically, but since then a page has appeared on the Apple website highlighting the problem on rival handsets. Samsung is represented by the Omnia II.

Jobs would have hoped that the press conference would have put the antennagate issue to bed, but all it seems to have done is opened up Apple to more criticism from its rivals.

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