HTC HD7 Has Its Own Antennagate: My Take? It is Not Important

Most people have probably forgotten Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” that overtook gadget blogs for weeks this past summer. It looks like HTC’s HD7 (Windows Phone 7) phone has its own less public version of the problem according TMoNews.

HTC Responds To HD7 “Death Grip” Claims

The HD7 with its large 4.3-inch display is sold in the U.S. by T-Mobile. TMoNews reports that HD7 dropped calls have been attributed to a “grip of death” hold style when using the phone. They also report that HTC responded in much the same way Apple did saying that their in-case antenna design does allow for the possibility of blocking wireless signals if it covered entirely by a person’s hand.

This, quite frankly, is going to be a problem for most (if not all) modern phones the avoid the “ugliness” of a physical antenna sticking out of the case. Such an attenna would probably resolve all of these antennagate type issues but go against the conventional wisdom of current visual asthetics.

I’ve been using an HD7 as my primary phone for a couple of weeks now. However, I haven’t noticed any dropped call issues.