With Apple’s iPhone 4 suffering from antenna issues Verizon Wireless is trying to capitalize on the glitch with full page ads in the New York Times touting the imminent debut of Motorola’s Droid X, emphasizing the reliability of its double antenna design.
“And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design,” reads the ad. “The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make calls.”
The antenna issues stem from reports that users have experienced poor signal and dropped calls when holding the iPhone 4 in their left hand, which makes their palm cover a seam that separates the device’s two perimeter radio antennas.
Some have even complained that just touching the seam results in loss of signal.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn’t help the matter any by admonishing those with complaints to simply “just avoid holding it that way.”
The next generation of Droid, which some have called “the fastest phone I’ve seen so far” and “easy to use,” arrives on July 15.