The wonderful ithingy we here about has a major bug. If you hold it in a fairly natural way the 3G signal strength drops greatly. A poorly designed antenna is the problem. Holding the phone loosely seems not to show the problem but if you were stressed in an emergency or while parachuting, you might squeeze it a bit, I figure.
So, while those guys were running about with the prototypes in disguise and not squeezing them they missed a fine testing opportunity. Too bad they sent the cops after Gizmodo or they might have had real-world testing.
Openness works, even in tech.