BlackBerry Curve 9320 allegedly explodes, starting a fire that burns an 11 year old
posted by Alan F. / Dec 05, 2012, 1:12 PM
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.
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I should put one of my devices in the microwave and maybe the company will send me something shiney!
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 1:20 PM 0
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fake.. why.. becasue an 11 yr old has a blackberry lol
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 1:26 PM 3
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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 Dec 05, 2012, 3:44 PM 4
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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 Dec 05, 2012, 2:44 PM 4
There's something fishy about this story.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 3:13 PM 7
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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 Dec 05, 2012, 4:19 PM 1
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That child looks like he is possessed.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 4:27 PM 8
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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 Dec 05, 2012, 6:57 PM 0
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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 Dec 05, 2012, 10:40 PM 0
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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.
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 10:25 AM 0
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