RIM Pulls “Death Grip” Videos from YouTubePosted by Brandon Harris
Looks like RIM’s PR Machine is in Full Effect. Earlier today, Electonista posted two videos of RIM’s soon to be released BlackBerry 9800 that showed the death grip in action. The funny thing is, the videos weren’t posted to show the death grip phenomena, it just kind of happened during the demo.
While showing off the new WebKit and media browsers, clips given to Salomondrin has shown what appears to be the ‘death grip’ symptom in action: while held in certain positions, the phone drops to one or two bars,” wrote Electronista.
RIM co-CEOs responded quickly to Apple showing the death grip problem on a BlackBerry, calling it “unacceptable.”
“One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity,” said Lazaridis and Balsillie. “Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”
Unfortunately, BlackBerry users may have to use a case with the new device, but since the videos are no longer available, you won’t be able to see it in action.