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Chinese cell phone explodes in man’s pocket

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Chinese cell phone explodes in man’s pocket
Mr. Thanit Phongsee is a 55-year-old businessman from Bangkok that got quite a surprise when his cell phone exploded in his shirt pocket.

Mr. Thanit said he originally bought the phone because it was cheap and he could use it with 3 sim cards. He purchased the phone over a year ago for 3,000 THB, which is about $97 in US currency, and hasn’t had any problems prior to the incident. He claims he charged the device as usual the night before and when he was having lunch the following day, the handset exploded in his pocket without warning. While his shirt was burnt, Mr. Thanit was very fortunate that he was not injured in the incident.

Mr. Thanit states that he plans on suing the phone manufacturer, MTM. A representative from MTM said that they would like to speak with Mr. Thanit, but they suspect he was either using a non-standard battery or left the device exposed to prolonged sunlight that caused the overheating and explosion.

Chinese cell phone explodes in man’s pocket


source: PDN

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posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:45 6

1. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That's hilarious.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 10:43 2

14. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Most Of The SmartPhones Do Make Use Of Chinese Battery Which Is The Main Cause For Explosion

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:50 2

2. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


How funny....

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:55 13

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh yeah because it's your fault if your phone explodes because it got too much sun. boy i swear! some companies can't handle this kind of pressure. xD

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 23:04 9

4. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Um, why is this news? If it were an iPhone or a Samsung it would be, but this is a chinese phone, the damn thing heats up the moment you turn it on lol!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:32 2

11. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


And where do you think the iPhones and Samsung handsets are being made? Try mainland China, hence Chinese phones.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 09:33 4

12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I mean phones like this, the multi sim models that have crazy low QC level. I've couple of friends who use them as secondary phone and many times they'd have to pull the battery just because it's heating up too much.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 01:41 1

5. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"poor" business man

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 01:44 9

6. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Thank god that it was not in his trouser pocket.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 09:59 3

13. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


he is 55 anyway

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 02:26

7. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Considering the billions of phones that get used and subsequently thrown away every year, it seems the chances of encountering an exploding phone is like getting struck by lightning...thrice. This being a cheap Asian phone in a hot locale, it's probably considered newsworthy since it happens so infrequently, even with the questionable parts.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 02:42 1

8. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Now thats what I call a burnt nipple.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 05:36 5

9. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


They should just rebrand the phone as the MTM Fire.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:29

10. f1r3z0r (Posts: 80; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Well I thought he was a businessman!? Save a little money= small explosion in your pocket!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 11:11 1

15. rycx365 (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


"Cell phone explodes in man's pocket"

Looks at picture of nuclear explosion... LOL

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 03:27

16. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


What do you except from a chinese product and I heard china is famous for it's fireworks...

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:43

17. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


If Jobs were still around and this was an iPhone, he would have said exploding was an intended feature meant to indicate the user was holding the phone wrong...

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:45

18. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


So... who keeps their cash wad in their front pocket anyway?

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