Antennas are sensitive, definitely, but it is our responsibility to take care of whatever the usage is so it won't be degraded. We can't complain that antennae is so complicated that 'user, you have to compromise a little bit.' You can't say that. It is our responsibility, our profession, and our expertise to take care of whatever the user scenario.
Q: So you're not going to tell people "you're holding the phone wrong" (like Steve Jobs told an iPhone 4 user)?
A: No. I can't blame consumers, how they use them.
We don't think one device will fit all. What we try to do is come out with a portfolio of devices: we have Windows phone, we have Android phone, we have a keyboard device, a much bigger display like Evo 4G and we have a smaller form factor.
It doesn't seem like much of a stretch to go from a 4-inch screen to a 7-inch screen. In terms of capabilities and technologies and expertise, we have all of this. But we just want to make sure that we have a very good, differentiated product coming out.
I also believe that we are in a threshold point where all kinds of industries can use smartphones — for education, or health care or energy — so this can be a very important product for people in the future.
quote: A 7 inch would pretty much require a holster.