Kewl! Maybe I should have talked to the boss directly last year. It's neat that he takes the time to reply.
You know, if a certain couple of companies had been interested, a little over a year ago, in the offer we made them to make contract useage of that specialized test lab I had here, they'd not have had the hand position antenna issues they have now.
That was the condition that my lab was designed to find in the development stage so it could be corrected before the product shipped.
When Sony Ericsson released us from the exclusive use of that lab, we went to several manufacturers and carriers trying to pick up some new contracts so we'd not have to dismantle the laboratory and sell off the bits. With the current economy, we had no takers.
I don't blame them, of course. The whole concept of having sensitive hand positions that cause radio link issues is one of those that's difficult to quantify and so is quite expensive to test for. So, when the money is tight no one wants to spend big bucks on testing that isn't a requirement anywhere.
The problem is that when such an issue does exist and it makes it into the marketplace it costs a whole lot more money than the testing would have to catch it early. Ah. Hindsight!
My hope now is that no one remembers what we were pitching just over a year ago because the whole mess is no longer around. It'd be a job and a half to recreate it.