HTC fires back at Apple antenna demo with percentage pew-pew….
Apple’s Friday press conference may have left a bad taste in some rival handset manufacturer’s mouths, but not all of them are taking Cupertino’s derision of their devices seriously — HTC’s Droid Eris was arguably the most affected by the grip of doom, its bars dropping to zilch when held, but the Taiwanese company’s keeping any controversial opinions to itself for now.
HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done,” said HTC Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou in a statement, “but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible.
Instead, it’s sharing a simple percentage to help clear the air. Whereas Apple claimed over 0.55 percent of customers called AppleCare with reception-related complaints, HTC’s Eric Lin told Pocket-lint the Droid Eris technical support rate was 0.016 percent, nearly thirty-four times lower — though even with a seven-month head start, we have to wonder if the Eris sold close to three million by the time Verizon brought the axe down.