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Topic # 60637 29-Apr-2010 13:07
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It's known that HTC (who make the Nexus One and Desire and many other Android-based phones) tend to put their antennae in the back of the phone and in the base. 

But the base is where you hold the phone, usually...as is the back. In theory, i suppose, this keeps the antennae away from your head when talking....more like down by your jaw or chin (depending on the head size).

The effect on reception is negligible unless you're already in an area with very marginal reception.

CyanogenMod v5.0.6 for the Nexus One allows the screen/display content to rotate through 360 degrees....so you can hold the phone upside down with the base at the top...and happily use the screen.  Yes, the buttons to touch are now at the top, but the phone isn't huge, so there is no real inconvenience in this. 

But I've just found that in a location where I get slow "G" throughput, holding the phone upside down as described actually allowed me to get "H"...and much faster through put.

I'll have to play with it some more, but post this here in case anyone finds it useful. 

 




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  Reply # 324705 29-Apr-2010 13:45
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Good tip, although I suspect you mean: rotate the screen through 180 degrees rather than 360, as that represents a complete flip back to the start!

Another idea is to use a headset (either corded or bluetooth) as this allows you to avoid your head from blocking any signal.

 

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Hi,

I'm looking at importing these soon and was wondering whether anyone has had issues with 3G on Vodafone's network in NZ using the N1?

I have heard that it is sometimes a carrier based issue, but would like to hear people's experiences.

(I'm getting an N1 so I don't have any hw manufacturer(eg. HTC Sense) or carrier added skinning which may slow down release of bug fixes / software updates.)

Cheers,
Julius.

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