Nokia doing so in this case shows why there is such potential for their partnership with Microsoft over the long term. Both companies have similar approaches to the consumer market.
"In the early months after the console's launching, Microsoft stated that the Xbox 360's failure rate was within the consumer electronics industry's typical 3% to 5%."
Third parties have determined it was somewhere between 20 and 40%.
Apple responded to "antennagate" within two weeks iirc.
As for Nokia: they faked the stills and video, got caught on the video and confessed. But it turns out they faked the stills too:
If Nokia were such a great company they would have come clean all at once.
I can't find a link, but I remember hilarious comparisons of earlier Nokia demo videos to the actual devices, so it's not like this is something Nokia (a) just started doing or (b) just accidentally did this once.
All this does is reflect very well on Apple by comparison.
The RRoD cannot be clearly demonstrated in a few minutes. Presumably Microsoft needed to carefully verify these claims by studying the market and reported failure rates before acknowledging it publicly.
If you're selling tens of thousands of a product with a high brick rate you will have very good stats very quickly.
You should be able to do this only on phones which have an external unsheathed antenna. Which other ones are there?
The same issue was evident in various blackberry devices.
Unfortunately the human body simply is a fantastic sink for RF frequency do the fact that we are mostly made out of water and salt. Yes, the iPhone is simpler in that it allows you to close the loop, but the issue can be found in multiple phones.
Sheathing or no sheathing, humans are hard to transmit through.
What actually happened: A full fledged press conference by the CEO himself basically saying: "This happens to all smartphones, we made it worse by marking the spot, we think performance is still acceptable but if you don't, here have a free bumper as it reduces the problem".
That's a huge oversimplification. The free bumpers didn't go out until the outrage level became too much to ignore.
And at first, it was ignored, or at the very least handwaved with "stop holding it that way". I very vividly remember the videos on Apple's site which showed signal degradation of competing smartphones when held a certain way.
And of course this all happened out of pure love and altruism from Apple. Not like it had anything to do with a class action lawsuit or something...
Looks like the reality distortion field is still going strong, even post-Steve.
And obviously they succeeded; Many people know about the keynote but don't know that it was an attempt to pre-empt a lawsuit.
In Nokia's case, they quickly apologized for something which didn't affect anyone.
So I'm going to build a crappy car, demo it using a Ferrari engine and tell I was trying to simulate the engine feature in my car.
Doesn't sound like an apology to me.
In #eee on white background and x-small font size, I believe. How about simply telling the truth?
edit: no matter who the vendor is.
I expected better from Nokia. They were running on a high after saving the bloggers that Samsung hung out to dry.
They don't grasp how much they hurt themselves with crap like that. If your product isn't good enough to be used in the commercial, then don't sell it.
> we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS
Why not wait till you can deliver it to show it then