So did I
And I loved it... until it finally glitched into uselessness. And again, fatally, two days after it came back from repair. The N97 mini shares many of the software glitches of the original and, yes, is an easy target for Jobs.
My £100 Nokia 5230 on the other hand, has just undergone the rigorous testing of, erm, me trying to find a way to hold it that degrades the signal. I had to wrap both hands completely around it and then I lost... two bars. Not a likely scenario in any case and certainly not enough to drop a call or even, in all likelihood, affect call quality.
The fact remains that, even if it's only a certain early batch of un-lacquered iPhone 4s, the problem Apple have can be achieved with one finger in one easily touchable external spot. I'm sure that, if this problem is rectified/worked around, the iPhone antenna compares well with other smartphones for signal attenuation. The issue is that this problem does exist and is a seperate issue from other phones having crap software (N97) or a significant loss of signal when held in certain, unlikely ways.
Sorry, Steve, I've seen "The Wizard Of Oz" and you can come out from behind the curtain, now.