BlackBerry Bold sales suspended in Japan
Some handsets heat up too when re-charged
Some would say that the BlackBerry Bold’s a hot bit of kit. But few would think it's so hot that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo would decide to suspend sales of the phone because of complaints about the handset's temperature.
But that's what has happened. The network took the drastic step late last week because it received complaints from around 30 Bold users that the device’s keyboard gets too hot.
DoCoMo has sold some 4000 Bolds since the handset went on sale in Japan on 20 February - just seven days before the suspension.
The operator said it hadn’t received any reports of the phone actually catching fire or causing injury. The problem is thought to manifest itself when the Bold is charging.
Maker Research in Motion (RIM) claimed that the problem is limited to Bolds sold in Japan. It said that Bolds sold elsewhere in the world are unaffected. ®
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000
When it's -20C
Well the winters get a little cold in Canada, and a Bold is perfect to keep your hands warm while you wait at the train station at -20C.
Shame it wasn't the Storm
That "Nothing Can Touch It" slogan would've been superb...
No Bold here but....
I do have a Sony Ericsson X1 and when that is charging it does get really hot. To make matters worse as the entire fram is metal it keeps the heat quite good as well. Maybe I should look at the idea of a class action suit and sue the pants off so I can get a new mobi.
Nothing can touch it! ?
Mine's the flame retardant mack.