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Nokia: Hold Our Phones Any Way You Want

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.

  • Kelavarus
    Some of the holds demoed by Nokia include The Thumb and Finger, The Balance, the Four Finger Grip and the Cup.

    ... Wait, aren't we talking about phones? Doesn't sound like it to me...
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  • Pyroflea
    I misread that and thought it said "The Four Finger Grip and Cup" lol.
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  • ubernoobie
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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  • icepick314
    all phones now need to be cuped...VERY GENTLY
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  • gm0n3y
    What about "The Stinger" or "The Shocker"?
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  • will nokia start doing to apple what apple's been doing to pc (microsoft)?
    + hi, i'm nokia
    - hi, i'm apple... etc

    oh, the irony....
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  • phych
    Don't use your phone for the best reception.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    So glad I have an old basic phone. Which was manufactured this year. =p

    Jesus people, buy phones to use for CALLING people. not browsing the web, and talking to them on Facebook.
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  • p4nz3rm4d
    Lol. Apple is totally useless. Y do u buy their iPhone or macs? Their just normal computers with compatibility problems.
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  • mdillenbeck
    Gin FushichoSo glad I have an old basic phone. Which was manufactured this year. =pJesus people, buy phones to use for CALLING people. not browsing the web, and talking to them on Facebook.Sorry, for me it is really helpful to be in a region where I have no free wi-fi and go "gee, I'll just plug my Omnia into my Cradlepoint PHS300 and connect up" (since Verizon has decent nation wide coverage, at least in most of the parts of the nation I've traveled).

    Yes a phone is for calling, and a car is for driving - but some people do other things with them. My phone can still call, and when I am in Best Buy I can quickly check NewEgg for prices and reviews. If I don't have my camera or camcorder on me, I can take some pictures and video (which was useful when a lady waited for the car in front of me then decided to do a left turn into my driver side back door - I guess silver cars are the new invisible). If I am stuck at the grocery store for a half hour waiting for the cashier to catch up, I can always use my slingbox to catch a quick show. It is my scientific calculator when I don't have another one on me (again, useful at the grocers). It holds my lists, it is my appointment book, reminds me when key assignments are due, and gives me a quick weather forecast.

    This is kinda like how I see people souping up there cars. I mean, MP3 players in a car? Its for driving - right? Also, what is the point of NASCAR, formula 1 racing, or racing in Baja. It is because not everyone uses their car just for work commuting and hauling stuff.

    Of course, the fact that YOU want just a plain cell phone is fine by me. I work in IT and one of my coworkers is the same way. My wife and my mother prefer it that way. Just let me have it my way too - because my wife really appreciates it when I look up a show, restaurant, or directions (yes, my phone is my GPS unit also) when were in a new city.

    Now, since I use a more complex phone, I accept that more can go wrong with it. My phone had a sticker on the bottom that said "avoid touching here", so I had to learn to grip the sides near the top (which means it is more easier to drop).

    While iPhone users should expect some handling issues, when Apple touts their products at the perfectly engineered and just-works then tells users "your holding it wrong" then people are going to get offended. I think that is what is at the root here - those who are not big fans of Apple see it as a Corporate Nanny, trying to impose their way of holding it, their look, their apps, and their morals on you via their apps. Those who like Apple or see the strength in their products aren't quite as touchy. ;)
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