After RIM and Nokia, HTC is kinda responding to Apple over the firm’s claims that all smartphones, including HTC’s own Droid Eris, drop signal bars. The company hasn’t officially replied to Apple but it gave some interesting information to Pocket Lint.

Eric Lin, HTC’s Global PR Manager, told Pocket Lint that they “have had very few complaints about signal or antenna problems on the Eris”. So, what percentage exactly? 0.016% of customers! This number is far from Apple’s 0.55%…

I don’t know if HTC will come up with an official statement but if so, I doubt it will beat RIM’s response to Apple, which to date is still my favorite.