HTC responds to Apple over antennagate
"Approximately .016% of customers [have complained]. We have had very few complaints about signal or antenna problems on the Eris".
Which could also just mean there hasn't been the attention or scrutiny placed on signal strength attenuation in the past, and again it will be open season now with any number of YouTube videos popping up showing everything from the HTC Droid Eris to HTC Droid Incredible to HTC Nexus One succumbing to the death-grip, just like Apple demonstrated.
However, HTC does have the forethought to warn customers not to touch the spot over their antenna (see image, top).