∞ Videos showing BlackBerry 'death grip' removed from YouTube

The newest BlackBerry device may also suffer from the so-called “death grip,” but you won’t be able to see the video of it anymore. 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.

Now when you click on the videos hosted on YouTube it says “this video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

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.



  • A thousand mirror videos will be uploaded in 3.. 2… 1 ….

  • Tommy

    There is no antennagate at apple. Steve jobs remains up front about apple’s products. They aren’t perfect, but they are pretty close. Nothing from us is perfect, except when someone is able to admit a weakness, like recently demonstrated at Fridays press conference. Too bad about rim, nokia, and samsung. Too bad about htc, google, and motorola. Living with their antenna gates. Too bad.

  • I take it you don’t live in Canada anymore, Jim? I’ve heard that criticizing RIM is a good way to disappear. At least as far as government money goes. 🙂

  • Tommy

    So, think of this! Google refusing to post a video to YouTube of a non-iPhone smartphone with antenna attenuation! Is this Google’s new way to boost their own competing platform ? So, come on android users experiencing the signal drop clearly demonstrated in the press conference. Post your videos to you tube. If Google bans all videos of non-iPhone attenuation, don’t we have staring us in the face the one and only GREAT FIREWALL OF GOOGLE?

  • Staying classy, you’re doing it wrong.

    • that’s not right.. classy still have their follower i guess.

  • Eric

    RIM is really shooting themselves in the foot with their hysterical reaction to this. It’s kind of like the old pervert being caught:

    Sitting on a park bench eyeing little girls with bad intent. Snot running down his nose greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes. Drying in the cold sun Watching as the frilly panties run. Feeling like a dead duck spitting out pieces of his broken Blackberry.