While Apple is busy fire fighting the Antennagate issue, Samsung did more than just mocking the iPhone 4. It took a step further by offering FREE Samsung Galaxy S to disgrunted iPhone 4 users in the UK via its twitter account @samsungukmobile. The devices are reported to be unlocked and contract free.
Quite a smart move of them as these unhappy iPhone 4 users are converted to Android after much whining and complaining on Twitter. According to its twitter account, they have shipped several units already and at time of this post, it looks like there are only a few units left.
While this isn’t happening in Malaysia, the closest option to get a free Samsung Galaxy S was through Maxis 10 programme where reviewers may possibily keep it for free. Perhaps Maxis & Samsung in Malaysia should learn something from this.
Apple is definitely feeling very sour over Antennagate. While they have just launched its free case program, they still have time to attack on its rivals on the Antennagate site. Recently they have added Nokia N97 Mini and today they added the Motorola Droid X into the list. Apple doesn’t seem to be slowing down and if they have it their way, they might probably add as many devices out there in the market.
No matter what Apple does, the fact remains that having an external antenna at places where people normally hold their phone is a flawed iPhone 4 design. Its attempt of dragging other phones in are pathetic. Sure, Apple has made a point that Antenna Attenuation does happen on other devices but the way they hold other devices in the demo is unnatural. We doubt anyone is going to hold it like that especially with fingers covering the screen while talking.
Since Apple has already “solved” the problem with the iPhone 4 Case Program, they should just drop this and focus their resources elsewhere. Can someone say White iPhone 4? At the end of the day, you’ll still see Apple Fanboys buying the iPhone 4 and the rest of us remembering it for its antennagate.