Smartphones Are Not Perfect: Nokia N97 Mini

Nokia via Engadget:

… we prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict.

John Gruber:

Judging by how their phones look, must be a lot of conflicts.

The Nokia N97 mini must have had a conflict since the physical design is less than desirable. But then what’s this according to Apple:

In our tests, the Nokia N97 mini dropped from 7 bars to 2 bars when held in a way that attenuated the signal.

Ugly and has signal attenuation…