Schoolboy, 11, suffers burns to his legs after a BlackBerry EXPLODED and set fire to his bed | Mail Online
Poor kid, I hope he is fine.
I hope they will find the cause, although this happened to many phones previously (iphones, nokia) and other electronic devices (lenovo, dell, hp) as well due to overheating or shortcircuit...
- CrackBerry Addict
12-04-12, 10:46 PM #7
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The 9320 was released months ago, and just when the 9320 goes in brutal Christmas deals, suddenly one of them explodes and the parents are "demanding RIM to not release the BlackBerry 9320 for Christmas season".
Fishy or coincidentally unfortunate for the poor kid?
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-04-12, 11:20 PM #8
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Doesn't look real. There would be signs of some eletronic components and keyboard bits left over. At the very least, the red case that was on it should also be equally as scorched as the lump of coal he's holding. So... yeah... sounds/looks like a fake.
- 12-04-12, 11:41 PM #9
If this story is true, I'm glad the child is alright. Although this is the first time I've heard of a BlackBerry exploding, it's not the first time I've heard of a "smartphone" exploding.....anything is possible.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
12-05-12, 05:40 AM #10
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its very plausible, i mean what mother wouldnt wake up at half 2 in the morning (plausible) then get out of bed and spot the phone on the landing (well, no wonder you cant sleep if you get out of bed, go downstairs and get a drink), then notice theyd set an alarm, so you put it in their room (why set an alarm then leave the phone on the landing in the first place? also why not just charge it in their room?), also, take special note the phone was `an early 13th birthday present for kian`s brother` which is fine so `i plonked it on kian`s bed because it was closest to the door`. Thats a little odd, at half 2 she`s fine walking downstairs and making a drink, but when it comes to moving a phone from outside a room to inside its just way too much effort to go to the appropriate persons bed? ok, lets strech ourselves and believe that, theres still one big question, why would anyone place a phone on someones bed when that person is asleep? surely the risk of damage due to movement is too high to even think of that?
I dont doubt the story of what happened, but even if all phone parts were BB made (the case wasnt tho) surely it consstitues a `freak accident` not a recall?
also, for those loving conspiracies, this happens at the start of december, what happened at start of december last year? | The Sun |News coincidence? you decide.
- 12-05-12, 05:50 AM #12
That would have been terrifying for the child.
This is not a BB problem. This has happened with other phones. It's tech. Freak accidents happen.
Let's not try to spin this into ohmyGodaBBexplodedhowcanithappenBBsucks.....
My gut feeling???? Legal action is coming for suffered damages....somebody wants an easy check for Christmas presents....
- CrackBerry Master
12-05-12, 06:21 AM #13
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-05-12, 11:41 AM #18
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RIM takes claims of this nature very seriously and a senior member of our team met with the family today to initiate a full investigation into this matter. In order to proceed with this investigation, we require the products that were involved in this incident to be made available for a full technical review.
At this point in time, the family has not provided RIM with the battery or charger for analysis and have said they are unable to locate the device itself. We have a team on standby to conduct this investigation as a priority as soon as the family makes these products available to us.
RIM is committed to ensuring our products are safe and we invest significantly in R&D and testing to ensure we meet or exceed all regulatory standards here in the UK and around the world.
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