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Users unlock a new exploding feature on Motorola phones

Cell phone users in San Paulo, Brazil are having problems with their phones exploding. There have been at least five cases in the past two months—all Motorola phones. This is only a problem among a small number of users among the 89 million cellular phones in Brazil.

“In the most recent incident on April 30, the 34-year-old victim in Formosa, Goias state, had surgery for burns on her thighs and arms. She was driving with the phone in her lap when it exploded.”

Exploding phones have been a problem in the past for Nokia as well. As with Nokia, Motorola states the cause is from the use of low quality knock offs.  Motorola officials claim the issue is centralized only to Brazil and that existing customers should not be concerned if they have not already been contacted by the company.

Brazilian police originally suspected foul play after the first few battery explosions, but since then have attributed the problem to Motorola defects instead.

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By Ralph The Magician on 5/13/06, Rating: 0
By ninjit on 5/13/2006 3:47:36 PM , Rating: 1
Motorola is a US company, dumbass.

By Ralph The Magician on 5/13/2006 3:56:02 PM , Rating: 1
So? Why would that stop the US from bombing Japan?

By Knish on 5/13/2006 3:56:49 PM , Rating: 2
Someone has been watching too much ghost in the shell lately

By Visual on 5/13/2006 4:22:04 PM , Rating: 2
Then bomb the US! It's closer anyway.

By DarkForceRising on 5/13/2006 5:41:47 PM , Rating: 2
By LuxFestinus on 5/13/2006 7:25:03 PM , Rating: 3
Can you hear me now? Good.
*Presses button.

By Kilim on 5/14/2006 5:12:13 PM , Rating: 2
I think we should bomb both Germany and Japan. Then send them a memo saying: "Ya think we forgot? Just remember this day chumps, before you go trying to conquer the world again. Keep it regional jackass!"

By ShadowD on 5/14/2006 7:16:12 AM , Rating: 2
Couldn't this just be the result of some poorly manafactured / leaky batteries? Lithium does explode when it comes into contact with water doesn't it?

RE: Lithium
By Souka on 5/14/2006 12:08:18 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure about that question, but I do agree its likely a 3rd party battery.....possibly in combo with a 3rd party car-charger.

By Maximilian on 5/13/2006 2:40:38 PM , Rating: 3
looking at my nokia 7610 now... scared...

cellular grenades
By sieistganzfett on 5/13/2006 4:39:16 PM , Rating: 2
no exploding phones with the p.o.s sony ericson T62U series. i knew there was a reason why i kept this thing for 3 years, despite the fact i don't get signal, it turns itself off when i'm talking for 2 seconds, etc.. I'm so glad to know my phone series has no grenade-like side effects.

MacGyver was yesterday
By Griswold on 5/13/2006 4:47:19 PM , Rating: 2
MacGyver and his chewinggum bombs and swiss army knife is a thing of the past.

The modern day survivalist uses exploding cell phones and ipods!

By Soviet Robot on 5/13/2006 11:44:43 PM , Rating: 2
They should give these phones to the heads of state.

The problem...
By Trisped on 5/15/2006 6:36:32 PM , Rating: 2
The problem is that countries other then the US sometimes have large markets for counterfeit "Genuine" parts. Since the parts are cheep to make, they are also dangerous. Some times consumers can't even tell the difference between a real and a fake.

By yanquii on 5/13/06, Rating: 0
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997

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