Hate Steve Jobs, the iPhone, and Apple if that’s your prerogative, but the reality is that signal attenuation affects most any smartphone you can think of. Like Steve Jobs mentioned, no company has yet figured out a way to get around the laws of physics.
In any event, reports of similar reception problems surfaced back in February in regards to the Nexus One. Engadget observed way back when:
What’s more, many in Google’s support forums are noting that the phone will drop a weaker 3G signal merely when held by the bottom, as the video below clearly shows.