It seems HTC has finally caved to what are likely the security demands of wireless carriers with its newest phones, and is locking down its handsets Moto-style. Latest case in point: the EVO 3D – which sports the same sort of security we found on the Sensation earlier this month. In other words, good luck cracking into this thing.

The rate at which the hardware manufacturers and Google cave to the carriers on openness is stunning.

Apple might be more closed, but it’s done more than any other company to fight the carrier’s hold on the wireless market.