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BlackBerry Curve 9320 allegedly explodes, starting a fire that burns an 11 year old

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BlackBerry Curve 9320 allegedly explodes, starting a fire that burns an 11 year old
With all of the pressure on RIM to make BlackBerry 10 the saviour of the company, the last thing RIM CEO Thorsten Heins wants to read about is about an exploding BlackBerry, unless the context is about exploding sales. Unfortunately for RIM and Heins, the kind of explosion that we are talking about brings to mind a loud boom and lots of smoke and fire. Allegedly, this is what happened to a BlackBerry Curve 9320 belonging to 11 year old Kian McCreath, who lives in the U.K.

11 year old Kian McCreath and his BlackBerry Curve 9320

11 year old Kian McCreath and his BlackBerry Curve 9320

According to the youngster, he had the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in a charger. He removed the phone from the charger and placed it on his bed before it exploded, bursting into flames. McCreath wound up with burns on his legs and his family is asking Canadian based RIM to recall the device. In RIM's defense, the manufacturer has not received the phone or the charger which they would love to analyze. The McCreath family says that they cannot locate the actual device in question.

We don't want to question the integrity of an 11 year old, but surely you remember the guy who swore that his Samsung Galaxy S III handset exploded while sitting in his car dock, even though it wasn't plugged into anything. It turned out that the guy's friend had dropped the device in water and put it in a microwave to dry out. We are not saying that something like that happened here, but not being able to find the damaged device is a big red flag, especially when a photograph supposedly shows the device being held by McCreath.

source: Crackberry

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posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:20

1. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I should put one of my devices in the microwave and maybe the company will send me something shiney!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:43

21. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Ooh!! We're so SCARED of ur pewny 11-year-old stalker face!!!
:( is what u loom like!!!!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:26 3

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


fake.. why.. becasue an 11 yr old has a blackberry lol

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:44 4

7. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Curious, are you by any chance from America? Blackberrys over here in the UK a very popular (God only knows why), plenty of 11 year old chavs love their little toy phone.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:21 2

15. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


funny thing is that before, the full touch screen phone are considered as a toy now you consider BB as a toy....

sad world!

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 01:49 3

22. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Ha! 2 years old have bold 9900 in my country

"A fanboy will do anything in order to defend their idols"

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:55

3. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Lol ajac09 has a point, let's be real here.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 13:58 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


...and thus the new BB Swerve 2039 is born.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:44 4

5. downphoenix (Posts: 2414; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Although this certainly can happen (after all, our batteries have Lithium in them, which is an explosive substance), its very unlikely. Im gonna have to side with RIM on this until these people can cough up the proof, since its more likely the kid was burned by something else.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:13 7

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4135; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's something fishy about this story.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:19 1

8. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah, there always is. Besides, only like one out of every million phones even has a change of doing this. There's probably some physical abuse involved as well.
It's really not a problem. iPhones, Androids, and now Blackberries have all had some stupid story like this.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:22 1

9. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Drop it like it's hot.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:27 8

10. Carlitos (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


That child looks like he is possessed.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:32

18. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


He really does. Probably made it explode with his mind. Someone needs to check that kid for 666 markings.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:12

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Thank God you need proof and evidence before someone puts you in jail right? The story seems made up in all honesty to try and hurt what RIM is accomplishing....

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:57

12. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


That kid must be playing with fire.... and he threw the bb into the fire.. He deserves it!

Wasting parent's money for that phone...

Kids nowadays , 7 years old owning an iPhone while i was playing Gameboy advance SP at that age.....

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:00 3

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6719; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


First of all whats a 11yr old doing with a phone? 3rd how the hell did it explode?? teens his age DON'T NEED A PHONE

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:12

14. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Quick, let's short blackberry stock! Interesting that this news should appear just as its share price approaches the $12 resistance level.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:33

16. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


there's something fishy to this story... a kind of story that people will make to recieve a new device!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 20:02

17. mydi.maus (unregistered)


its not bb its a c4 the kid thought he had picked up his bb but no.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:40

19. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Poor kid. Having to use a BB Curve..

Just kidding before I get my head chewed off. Obviously a fake from the parents that spawned this devil child.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 22:41

20. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 866; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


PS - if you stare at his eyebrows too long you spontaneously renounce christ.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 10:25

23. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


I call possible fake until the device and charger are available for inspection. As far as a child having a phone, let alone a smartphone, that's a parenting choice. I think it depends on the maturity of the child in question. Most children I've seen with smartphones shouldn't have them (based on how they acted in my store). There is no way to truly know; we can only hope for the inevitable conclusion of a settlement, or legal action taken by RIM if this is indeed a scam. High price to pay to drive down the stock just to get it at a better price.

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