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    Ok so in light of evidence from the Burn on the boys hand, the kid was playing with matches and got too close to his brothers phone. Pop!
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    Man if this happens with a low end curve imagine what A series could do....TO THE ENTIRE EASTERN SEABOARD!!!!

    Gimme a break there are more holes in the story than a golf course. RIM attorney are gonna eat this up!!
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    I dislike being cynic unless I'm poking fun.

    Blackberry curve 9320 explodes, injures boy-lucius.jpg Blackberry curve 9320 explodes, injures boy-uk-9320.jpg

    First image that came to my mind. Couldn't help but notice the resemblance. Maybe this is why it exploded XD
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    Lol, too funny, nice find. So ......... Was momma in the kitchen making tea or microwaving a phone,lol.
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    This kind of reminds me of the exploding Galaxy S3 story from earlier this year where it was later found out that someone had deliberately nuked the phone.

    Samsung Galaxy S III didn't explode, it was caused by an "external energy source" like a microwave | MobileSyrup.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBerry Guy View Post
    This kind of reminds me of the exploding Galaxy S3 story from earlier this year where it was later found out that someone had deliberately nuked the phone.

    Samsung Galaxy S III didn't explode, it was caused by an "external energy source" like a microwave | MobileSyrup.com
    LOL, I do know a guy who got his 8900 wet and stuck it in the microwave to dry it up
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    In general, it is possible for a Lithium-Ion battery to catch fire. The catch is that Lithium-Ion batteries burn very quick and very hot. This can happen for 2 reasons, the battery itself is faulty or the charging device does not stop the charging process. I have witnessed several Lithium-Ion fires when I was involved with remote controlled airplanes. Most fires happened during the charging process but some also during extreme high discharge.
    I'm not saying the story is true or not true, just that from a technical point of view there is a possibility that it happened.
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    FYI, this has been pretty much forgotten about in the british press already. Apparently someone is pregnant and they are more concerned about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuulfy View Post
    FYI, this has been pretty much forgotten about in the british press already. Apparently someone is pregnant and they are more concerned about that.
    My goodness, what got into her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by belfastdispatcher View Post
    LOL, I do know a guy who got his 8900 wet and stuck it in the microwave to dry it up
    I heard of a similar story to that and the person claimed their phone had just burned up, but the manufacturer was able to carry out forensic analysis on the phone that proved from the manner of the burn patterns that it had been caused by a microwave and not happened spontaneously.

    Any company is going to take this stuff very seriously and would want to examine the device in question because the important thing for them would be to ensure that there was not some endemic defect in that product as they would clearly want to do a recall if one was needed rather than risk harming anyone else and this idea that the people making the claim should not hand it over just seems somewhat silly.
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    Yes, all manufacturers perform recalls on defective products.. Like oxycontin. Or maybe just read "Unsafe at any Speed".

    Perhaps RIM is above the rest, but the ITU and the TPP aren't acronyms that interest me because the world is warm and fuzzy.
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    Highly doubt it was the curve to blame. Knockoff battery for sure AND I think if water of any kind was spilled on it, or got to it, caused the short. Iftbhe family refuses to provide the battery and charger, it is safe to assume they were trying to slander research in motion. Never have I had a device explode. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartj1 View Post
    I fully agree. The phone in the kids hand isn't even a BlackBerry. It looks more like a feature phone.
    I have the same feeling. Just a jealous family that cannot afford it, wants to slander rim to get some free blackberry. SHAME on them if that is true.
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    I propose a scenario:
    1. Phone gets damaged or lost, most likely by the boy doiung something stupid. or maybe it was never a Curve in the first place just a cheap phone that the boy considred inferior to the curve 9320 (which a BB hater couldn't count on his or her hand).
    2. Not wanting to pay for a new phone, boy or mom conspire to attempt to get a replacement due to design flaw
    3. boy or mom burns the curve (or something else), possibly on a gas stove, in an attempt attempt to make it look like it spontaneously caught fire
    4. after RIM requested evidence proving the phone was defective, boy and mom (or tricked mom) go to news outlets to try to shame RIM into replacing the phone, not realizing the implications and how widespread the news story would spread.


    Now, what is the plausibility of this scenario?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamf View Post
    I propose a scenario:
    1. Phone gets damaged or lost, most likely by the boy doiung something stupid. or maybe it was never a Curve in the first place just a cheap phone that the boy considred inferior to the curve 9320 (which a BB hater couldn't count on his or her hand).
    2. Not wanting to pay for a new phone, boy or mom conspire to attempt to get a replacement due to design flaw
    3. boy or mom burns the curve (or something else), possibly on a gas stove, in an attempt attempt to make it look like it spontaneously caught fire
    4. after RIM requested evidence proving the phone was defective, boy and mom (or tricked mom) go to news outlets to try to shame RIM into replacing the phone, not realizing the implications and how widespread the news story would spread.


    Now, what is the plausibility of this scenario?
    Highly plausible.
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    What? The carrier knows what phone you are using. That would be the dumbest scam in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberChicken76 View Post
    Sad that stuff like this happens, but fortunately it's very rare. There's been a few alleged cases like that of iPhones too. Think about how many of these devices are in use in general and you'll realize how unlikely this is to happen to you with any mobile device.

    Did iPhone 'explode' in 17-year-old's pocket? | Apple - CNET News
    Second iPhone 'explodes' - Telegraph
    iPhone Explodes on Australian Flight | The Province
    Nexus 7 explodes in China, Asus runs to rescue | Crave - CNET
    I wish people would stop posting the airplane one - the iphone had been third party repaired by a non apple authorized shop and they left a loose screw in it that punctured the battery. Not the iphone's fault.


    I am seeing the irony of the excuses and laws of physics being bent to excuse the BB story, but the above stories are carted out at fact even after they've been proven incorrect.



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    Quote Originally Posted by reeneebob View Post
    I wish people would stop posting the airplane one - the iphone had been third party repaired by a non apple authorized shop and they left a loose screw in it that punctured the battery. Not the iphone's fault.


    I am seeing the irony of the excuses and laws of physics being bent to excuse the BB story, but the above stories are carted out at fact even after they've been proven incorrect.



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    Why should they stop posting it? It just shows that the device was used in a non-recommended manner and that could be the case with this BlackBerry as well. They could have used a 3rd party battery, had it repaired, changed housings, customized it, etc.

    I for one think it was a 3rd party battery. I bought one for my 9000 Bold and didn't use when I saw that the battery housing didn't line up 100%. I did use it test light bulbs but it got hot fast. I recycled it quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerky223 View Post
    Why should they stop posting it? It just shows that the device was used in a non-recommended manner and that could be the case with this BlackBerry as well. They could have used a 3rd party battery, had it repaired, changed housings, customized it, etc.

    I for one think it was a 3rd party battery. I bought one for my 9000 Bold and didn't use when I saw that the battery housing didn't line up 100%. I did use it test light bulbs but it got hot fast. I recycled it quickly.
    That's not the way is been used though. It's usually hauled out to talk about how bad apple is and how the media covers it up (the never ending media bias stupidity). The fact that it wasn't apples shoddy workmanship is conveniently left out.

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    Has there been any update to this? The only reports I can find, other than speculation, are the originals from the beginning of December. Is it generally accepted this was a con? One thing I now realise after reading through the various reports is that the family told RIM that the phone had been disposed of BEFORE they went to the press and shots were taken of the boy holding up the supposed phone. Any news?

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    Not that I have seen. Like all of the story of this kind, they are dead after the initial schock value and they never bother to follow up with more facts. that would beboring and not sell any papers.
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    My phone exploded last night while I was sleeping and it turned into a Rolls Royce. I literally woke up and there was a freakin car tire next to my pillow. I was like "WOAH". I'm keeping it a secret though because I don't want people to come and steal it from me so I haven't bothered with notifying the press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BThunderW View Post
    LOL. Guys, The Sun is a sensationalist tabloid. It's got as much credibility as the US The National Enquirer
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    Any update on this story?
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    Apple paid the lawyer and family off as planned and destroyed the "evidence." Just a rumor, of course...

    Ok, not really. But I was wondering the same thing. Lots of coverage with parrots repeating the same story, then not a peep. Thanks for pulling up this thread.
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    I seem to recall someone saying that a cellphone carrier offered them a new phone, but it was a vague blurb from an unconfirmed source.
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