Nokia scoffs at Apple over iPhone 4 antenna issue

World’s leading phone manufacturer Nokia tried to train phone owners about how they should hold their handsets, in a move that is seen as a jibe over Apple iPhone 4’s antenna issue.

Nokia published a blog post titled "How do you hold your Nokia?" on Monday, depicting four ways to hold a handset viz. 'thumb and finger', the 'cup', the 'balance' and the 'four edge grip'.

The post by Nokia emerged after Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs said iPhone owners facing signal problems should learn to hold the phone in an appropriate way.

In the post, Nokia also stated that more than one billion Nokia devices are in use around the world and users are free to hold the device in the way they like.

Commenting on the topic, Nokia stated, "Of course, feel free to ignore all of the above because realistically, you're free to hold your Nokia device any way you like. And you won't suffer any signal loss.”

Numerous consumers have complained about poor reception. The blogosphere has even named the bug as 'Death Grip'. Earlier, it was thought that the poor reception was the result of improper handling of the phone. The reception issue was related to the wraparound antenna unique to the iPhone 4. Apple Insider reported that the company is preparing an antidote for so-called Death Grip. The new software update would try to fix the design flaw.

Nevertheless, Apple announced on Monday that it sold over 1.7 million units of iPhone 4 in just first three days following its global launch on 24th of June.