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Man claims Motorola DROID 2 exploded leaving him injured

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Dec 2010, 09:21

A man from North Texas was just finishing a call on his brand new Motorola DROID 2 when the phone reportedly exploded leaving the man injured and bleeding. The man, Aron Embry, said he heard a loud “pop” and then noticed blood…

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posted on 03 Dec 2010, 23:49 1

19. blablabla (unregistered)

I'm not sure there's any mechanism at that specific point on the device that could cause the sort of explosion that would lead to his injury. Perhaps preexisting damage to the screen from where he sat on it and never realized it until he crammed the phone into his ear. Seems like a scam from this point of view.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 00:00 4

20. blablabla (unregistered)

After watching again I realize that this white trash couple is out for a scam.... is she now an advocate for the protection of children against angry smartphones " people buy these for their kids..." really? One (1) alleged case and now she's the FCC ... telling parents to not buy them.... and going after Verizon? That's like going after Target after purchasing a defective item from them. They DO NOT make these products. And why ... if he panicked would he drive to the school for her to take photos? And why is this being reported as if they know he's telling the truth... they even get the name of the phone wrong.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 07:26 1

26. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I bet they have nothing better to show and decided to play the "game"

*insert anti iPhone fanboy joke here*
*insert generic joke related with Steve jobs*

just for the lols

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 12:02 2

32. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

*the glass on my iphone only cuts me when i drop it a foot or so first*

*according to steve jobs it was adobe flash that caused the explosion. it is that unstable. html5 would of just caused facial burns*

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 13:13

34. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Lol @ second

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 01:29

21. anjahl (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Oct 2010)

the device would have shut off before it got that hot. unless hes rooted with a bad rom/ overclock kernel

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 02:36 1

23. Android (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)

to anjahl

Please!! I really doubt that hick knows how to overclock his phone. He would probably think the kernel is the old man from the KFC commercials.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 03:14 2

24. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

I would love to see a follow up to this story. I want Motorola to pwn his ass.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 07:23 2

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

just for the lols

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 08:09

27. ridiculous (unregistered)

Look at the amount of blood that is on the guy's face compared to the phone. Are you telling me that the few shards of glass that possibly came off that phone caused him to bleed that much?!? Looks more like he smacked himself in the face with his phone. The screen doesn't even look like it exploded. Ridiculous.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 12:20

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

What's fun is that yes, exploding glass faces have happened. On iPhones. Multiple cases, all confirmed, I believe. Likely caused by previous damage, but still. And now we have one case of a probable scam by an idiot.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 17:59

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Man this guy probably uses his phone way too much. That's the problem right their just want to make some money.

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 23:31

41. Treeko (unregistered)

I find the story to be fishy, but comparing a phone bill to paying insurance is stupid. And if you get the phone on contract, you don't have to pay much. $96 per month for a phone is a lot more affordable than $200 - $300 per month for insurance. I have a cellphone but no insurance. Infact, I have the same phone this guy has, except mine doesn't explode.

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 00:49

42. halcyon (unregistered)

This is a joke! The guy broke his screen and then put it to his ear and cut himself. Only after 2 days of having the phone, he knew he did have phone insurance and it would have been pretty expensive to replace so most likely fabricated this exploding phone story along with his school teacher wife then instructing parents not to allow children to have smartphones. This guy is lame!

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 12:28

43. Infil (unregistered)

How did the screen take an impact from the outside? Look at the pictures thats a hit to the front of the screen. No burn marks on the phone...and btw, the battery on these phones is quite a bit under where the incident happened. I call a BS flag on this.....why was he on the phone driving to work anyway..isnt that illegal?

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 13:27

44. chester1908 (unregistered)

I hope you are aware that there are a LOT of sh!t in these smartphones.antenna for Gsm,3g,wifi, radio, gps and whatever. Who knows which of these components is placed near the speaker.Some new phones even have sensor near the speaker to detect when your ear is "approaching" so they turn of the screen light (and turn back on when its not near).Maybe that part broke down,who knows. Its not good to say "he lied,he should have bought a health insurance" etc. This guy just having this accident may as well have saved some one else's ear or worse

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 14:32

45. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Wow! I didn't take a look at that video until now. And you can see fragments of the screen depressed inside of glass. If the force had been exerted from the phone, should shards of the screen be out of the area of the explosion? hmmm it sucks that this American has no health insurance, but it sounds like he is trying to gain some money by scamming people... fishy!

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 20:26

46. hicksshouldnthavephones (unregistered)

first off, this guy is a fat redneck moron. secondly.. he probly cant read let alone use this phone anyways. and third... if you dont have insurance your a deadbeat loser. I have been in the cell phone business my whole life, and i have never EVER heard of a phone blowing up in someones ear with 0 batter damage.. let alone this phone. The motorola droid 2 is a beast. and if you look at the picture.. it doesnt even show any glass that fell from the so called "explosion" this a-hole probly fell off his horse after an afternoon down at the local watering hole and smashed his phone with the side of his stupid hollow ass head ...

i hope moto does a full evaluation and makes this guy pay for making them look bad and exploiting his own stupidity ...

people in this country are rediculous!!!

and if you side with him your rediculous as well!!!

this is just like toyota.. people crashing their cars to get compensation because of the media.. i wonder how many more iditots are going to complain of their droids blowing up in their faces?

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 06:09

49. vinsterdamus (Posts: 58; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)

oh man you guys have it bad in the US. In my country we have healthcare for everyone. I just pay about 100 euro's a month and that covers almost everything.
"Health insurance costs tens of thousands of dollars per year" That's just sad. So why are so much people agains the unified healthcare plans? /totally off topic

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 11:36

50. Mystery Man (unregistered)

Hmmm. Doubt it, doubt it, doubt it!! Looks like someone smashed him in the head with his own phone which is what someone should do. I thing its bogus and I think the guy is making up a story in his own little world. Why would the phone explode but then remain fully functional. I've been directly involved in the wireless industry for over 15 years and I have never seen a phone create this much damage. And what about pain? He claims the phone went pop and then he suddenly realized there was blood running down his face. No painful sting, or burn inside his ear along with hearing loss or ringing? Yeah, like I said...Bogus lawsuit looking for some cash.

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