Late yesterday one of our staffers, Malvado, brought you a story that the HTC EVO 3D was coming with a locked bootloader. Even though the EVO 3D is not a Verizon phone, his article was really just pointing out that locked bootloaders may be a trend within HTC, and perhaps within the industry as a whole. furthermore, he pointed out how tough to crack HTC's new bootloader was, but that developers will inevitably find work-arounds.
As a follow-up to his story, there is a new article floating around the interwebs that HTC has actually heard the many complaints about this and are considering revising their policy. Here is their Facebook post on the subject,That isn't exactly a glaring endorsement that they may change anything, and in fact, it is rather vague. Perhaps it is a baby-step in the right direction, though.Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we're working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We're reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.
I doubt any of us will hold our breath, but we can cross our fingers.