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Motorola Droid X joins Apple's antenna blacklist

Motorola Droid X joins Apple's antenna blacklist

Motorola has become the latest of Apple's rivals to get tarred with the flawed antenna system brush after its Droid X smartphone was added to the firm's online blacklist of compromised mobiles.

In a statement posted on Apple's smartphone antenna performance site, a spokesperson claimed that the handset had made the list after its reception "dropped from three bars to zero bars when held in a way that attenuated the signal".

There are now five smartphones in Apple's hall of shame, including the Nokia N97, BlackBerry 9700 Bold, HTC Droid Eris and Samsung Omnia II.

Mobile experts have rallied around Motorola after the Droid X was added to the list, with many attempting to recreate the same results as Apple achieved and failing to do so.

ComputerWorld's Preston Gralla, who has reviewed Motorola's flagship mobile, stated: "When I want to make a phone call with the Droid X. Then I make the call. No duct tape, new case, or bumpers required. You can't say the same about the iPhone 4."

Conspiracy theorists are claiming that Apple has only added the Droid X to the list because it is a serious threat to the iPhone 4.

Every manufacturer listed by Apple has since produced statements debunking its claims and some have even claimed that the company is attempting to confuse consumers over just what the antenna-related issues are.

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