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Droid X and the Bar Dropping Grip of Death


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I thought everyone might find this amusing.

No wonder Steve was puffed today about
people throwing BS at his little baby.

No doubt there will be some "jaw dropping"
when this gets around.

YouTube - Antenna Issue with Droid X

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Very interesting.
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Hopefully someone can post a video that isn't total crap.

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Steve was right...

(and yea, that video is sub-par)

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It's OK, Steve said all the cool phones are doing it.

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It's OK, Steve said all the cool phones are doing it.
Every and I repeat every cell phone I have here old to new if I grip it around the antenna does what those videos are showing. I don't make things up. Like I said in another thread, you have to be in an area where the signal is low to begin with.
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Every and I repeat every cell phone I have here old to new if I grip it around the antenna does what those videos are showing. I don't make things up. Like I said in another thread, you have to be in an area where the signal is low to begin with.
Yep. Happens on my 3G in my living-room. Always has.

I have some Droid loving friends that aren't going to like that very much though.


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I can one up ya. I can sit my ip4 down and not even touch it and drop all 5 bars and then go back up and down etc. with an endless cycle. This is also my 2nd ip4 to do the same thing. I wish Verizon was around here, I would get that beast of a phone. At least for the droidx, you may be able to fix it with software as the antennae is on the INSIDE OF THE PHONE!!!
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As demonstrated in the video posted today by Apple (specifically using an HTC Android phone), it doesn't matter that much if the antenna is inside the phone.
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I can one up ya. I can sit my ip4 down and not even touch it and drop all 5 bars and then go back up and down etc. with an endless cycle. This is also my 2nd ip4 to do the same thing. I wish Verizon was around here, I would get that beast of a phone. At least for the droidx, you may be able to fix it with software as the antennae is on the INSIDE OF THE PHONE!!!
That just sounds to me like AT&T has crap coverage at your house. Don't blame the phone.

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I can one up ya. I can sit my ip4 down and not even touch it and drop all 5 bars and then go back up and down etc. with an endless cycle. This is also my 2nd ip4 to do the same thing. I wish Verizon was around here, I would get that beast of a phone. At least for the droidx, you may be able to fix it with software as the antennae is on the INSIDE OF THE PHONE!!!
Just don't get it. I had the first gen iPhone, skipped the 3G and upgraded to the 3GS. I have yet to sit around and stare at the status bar. Don't have a clue if the bars go up and down while sitting in one spot or not and don't really care if they do as long as the phone is working when I make a call.

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Just don't get it. I had the first gen iPhone, skipped the 3G and upgraded to the 3GS. I have yet to sit around and stare at the status bar. Don't have a clue if the bars go up and down while sitting in one spot or not and don't really care if they do as long as the phone is working when I make a call.
Bob, at the end of the day that is really what matters does it not? Making your phone call. If you can make the call and all is fine, who cares about anything else!

Only time I really check signal on my 3G is in the mountains (which is rare for me now) as signal there is spotty and here at the house as like I said, I am in a dead area.

Well said.
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And most importantly it comes with a double antenna design. So you can hold it any way you want.

Motorola Droid X -- hold it any way you like | Android Central

Way to go, Motorola...
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And most importantly it comes with a double antenna design. So you can hold it any way you want.

Motorola Droid X -- hold it any way you like | Android Central

Way to go, Motorola...
Funny because that's not what the video shows... lol

And I would hope they could fit 2 antennas in that thing given it's the size of a small house.

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Funny because that's not what the video shows... lol

And I would hope they could fit 2 antennas in that thing given it's the size of a small house.
I was being sarcastic there in response to the video and I forgot to add a smiley to the end of my reply.
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