HTC went one step further, fingering the carriers outright.
“Carrier IQ is required on devices by a number of U.S carriers
so if consumers or media have any questions about the practices
relating to, or data collected by, Carrier IQ we’d advise them
to contact their carrier,” the company said, stressing that it
is not a customer or partner of Carrier IQ. “HTC is
investigating the option to allow consumers to opt-out of data
collection by the Carrier IQ application,” it added.