In a blog post entitled, "How do you hold your Nokia?" the Finnish company reminds users that Nokia phones (and not just their smartphones either) can be held pretty much any way you like.
"We’ve been looking around and noticed there are many ways to hold your Nokia device. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, there’s no shortage of ways to hold your phone. We’ve highlighted a few after the jump...."
Some of the holds demoed by Nokia include The Thumb and Finger, The Balance, the Four Finger Grip and the Cup.
"One of the main things we’ve found about the 1 billion plus Nokia devices that are in use today is that when making a phone call, people generally tend to hold their phone like a…. well, like a phone," Nokia adds after offering pictures of the four grips mentioned above. "Providing a wide range of methods and grips for people to hold their phones, without interfering with the antennae, has been an essential feature of every device Nokia has built."
"Of course, feel free to ignore all of the above because realistically, you’re free to hold your Nokia device any way you like. And you won’t suffer any signal loss. Cool, huh?"
Unfortunately, some Nokia users have pointed to advice in user manuals, which suggests users avoid touching the antenna unnecessarily. Others have posted videos to YouTube showing how they can adversely affect reception by holding the phone a certain way.