This Carrier IQ debacle keeps on getting worse. First we had RIM and many more carriers denying having anything to do with the Carrier IQ application and then providing more details. While most of the concerns users have with Carrier IQ are non-issues on BlackBerrys due to the built in security its still interesting to see how far T-Mobile is now trying to distance themselves from the company.
Update: A few more details scored by TmoNews confirming the devices Carrier IQ is on
T-Mobile has put up an official FAQ about the Carrier IQ app on their website (thanks Jon!). It does not provide much detail but TmoNews scored a full internal FAQ that provides way more details. According to their docs the Carrier IQ app is bundled into the My Account app on BlackBerrys. The Carrier IQ app works on the latest Bold 9900, Torch 9810, and Curve 9360 along with Android devices. They clearly spell out that the BlackBerry support is “less robust” than Android with less information available. Customers also need to accept the permissions to allow Carrier IQ to collect and transmit data while it works out of the box on Android devices.
Check out the images below for the details. Personally I would be uninstalling any My Account apps ASAP…