While the “Death Grip” may not be the biggest bit of news floating around the Internet anymore, it’s obviously still a real problem for companies out there. No one wants to be able to hold their phone in a certain way, and suddenly lose signal. But, it looks like the HTC HD7, which recently launched for T-Mobile USA (and we spent a week with, after reviewing it) is indeed suffering from the same situation as the iPhone 4, when it launched.
According to some users, holding the device in a “natural way,” actually causes the device to lose several bars of signal strength. The result, as you might expect, is dropped calls and users unable to access a data connection. A YouTube post started causing the problem to heat up, and a second test from WPCentral does indeed show that holding the device in a firm grip, causes a significant drop in signal strength.
Of course, since the release of the iPhone 4 and the brou-haha that erupted afterward due to the same issue, people have been forced to recall that every cell phone can suffer from this same situation. Some may just have more of a result than others. For example, other Windows Phone 7-based devices, like the Samsung Focus, do not seem to suffer from the Death Grip. You can check out the videos below, to see it happen.