My Droid EXPLODED mid phone call, says Texan
An incendiary conversation
A Texas man says he had to get four stitches in his ear after a spanking new Droid 2 smartphone exploded while he was in mid conversation.
A bandaged Aron Embry told a local Fox News affiliate he heard a popping noise but didn't think much of it until he realized he sustained minor injuries.
“I felt something dripping,” he told the news outlet. “I realized that it was probably blood. I went into the house, and as I got into the bathroom and once I got to the mirror and saw it, it was only then I kinda looked at my phone and noticed the screen had appeared to burst outward.”
Embry said his Droid 2 still works perfectly, although the model he displayed for the camera had multiple cracks in the touch screen and smears of what appeared to be dried blood.
A spokeswoman for Droid manufacturer Motorola said the company is investigating the claim.
It's the latest claim of a must-have electronic device turning against its owner. Last year, a 15-year-old boy filed a $250,000 lawsuit after claiming his iPod Touch exploded and torched his trousers. MacBooks and laptops from a variety of other manufacturers have also suffered similar claims, usually, it's said, as a result of faulty batteries. Perhaps the topper is the 2002 tale of a scientist who burned his penis after placing his notebook on his lap for an hour.
Embry, who doesn't have health insurance, said he plans to hire an attorney. We have no doubt he'll find plenty of takers. ®
Perhaps the gravity field generated by his massive head sucked the screen out.
US health insurance
That will indeed be the USA, not helped by the fact that each time the sitting president tries to do something about, various lobbyists, political parties etc etc, actively do everything they can to stop a health insurance/service for all being implemented. The private health insurance business is frankly shocking with many clauses to policies. I have read more than one story about US families with a good income (100000USD plus a year) go bankrupt because one person gets badly ill and there insurance does not cover everything.
Those that knock NHS have no idea, I for one am more than aware of its true value, for all of its perceived faults.
No health insurance, but money enough to buy a smartphone? At the risk of being called a socialist, but I think there's something wrong with his priorities.
Speaking of priorities. Spending four hours in the Emergency Room to get a couple of stitches? I don't know how these things work in the US, but down here spending time in the ER is an inverse measure of how badly hurt you are. It just means he was triaged to the bottom of the list, and spend his time in the waiting room reading magazines.
You blew my mo-fo up and rattled my brain.
That kind of blast can drive a man insane.
You flared my pants, and made me dance.
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!
No health insurance?
In what kind of third world country is is possible not to have health insurance?