Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jul 2010 19:04 UTC
Apple So, the iPhone 4 has been out for a while, and is getting mostly pretty good reviews - there's one major sore spot, though. Apple made this hoopla about their fancy antenna thingie, but as it turns out, this thingie is kind of a design flaw, causing signal loss (and dropped calls) for some people. Despite downplaying by Steve Jobs himself, AnandTech has done a thorough investigation, and they've found out that the problem - which affects every mobile phone - is a whole lot worse on the iPhone 4 due to the new antenna. At the same time, however, the iPhone has much better reception in low signal situations. What?
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by B. Janssen on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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That reminds me of a situation that happened a conference last year: There was this lady with a 17" HP Elitebook (why would someone carry such a monster around?), typing away. Two guys walked down the aisle with coffee and, of course, one slipped and spilled his coffee on the lady's laptop and cloth. The guy apologized profusely but the lady just got up, cleaned her dress, said something and then laughed. After that she tilted her laptop, the coffee poured out and she continued working. No panic, no fuzz.

That's the kind of confidence computers need to instill to be really day-to-day tools and not some overpriced gimmick.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc - toughbook
by jabbotts on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 20:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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That's something I love about the toughbook line. Once you've read your email int he rain, it's hard to go back to a non-rugged machine. Was on the porch checking email, rain started, no reason to stop and rush inside over a few drops on the keyboard.

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