Mobile maker Nokia has mocked Apple's iPhone 4 and its gripping tale of dropped connections with a tutorial on how to hold a phone properly.
Entitled, 'How do you hold your Nokia?' the post on the company's official blog has a not very subtle swipe at the Steve Jobs and his insistence that people who were getting crappy carrier signals were holding their new iPhone 4s the wrong way.
It suggests a number of stylish ways to hold a Nokia handset without disturbing the airwaves, including: The Thumb and finger -
"Elegant in appearance, this method requires you to grip the phone by its edges, with the thumb on one vertical edge and one to four fingers on the opposite edge."
Our personal favourite is The Four Edge Grip: "Regardless of the size of your hands, the Four Edge Grip (FEG, for short) is a universal grip which involves all of your fingers and thumb, each having hold of one edge of the device (the middle and ring fingers actually double up to provide an opposing force to the much stronger thumb). You’ll find a little gap develops between the back of the phone and the palm, which is useful. For something."
The blog poster gives the Cupertino company one final toe-punt in the pips, saying, "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. 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, you’re free to hold your Nokia device any way you like. And you won’t suffer any signal loss. Cool, huh?"