After the iPhone 4‘s Antennagate issue, consumers seem to be extra sensitive when it comes to the issue of signal quality on cell phones and recently HTC found itself having to answer questions posed of the signal quality of its HTC HD7 phone, since some users were reporting of a signal quality drop when held in a certain manner. HTC has since issued a statement clarifying the issue, but what it says is pretty much standard in this day and age, stating that the antennas are placed in areas that are least likely to be covered by your hands and that signal drop is normal and such. You can read the statement after the jump and also let us know if you’re experiencing similar issues with your phone.
“Quality in industrial design is of key importance to HTC. To ensure the best possible signal strength, antennas are placed in the area least likely to be covered by a person’s face or hands while the phone is in use. However, it is inevitable that a phone’s signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user’s palm or fingers. We test all of our phones extensively and are confident that under normal circumstances reception strength and performance will be more than sufficient for the operation of the phone when network coverage is also adequate.”