Remember last week, when some dude went on FOX4 claiming that his Droid 2 “popped” next to his ear, raining a hellstorm of glass and fury that required a doctor and a sewing needle to patch back up?
Remember how dubious we were? Remember how everyone on the Internet was like “LOLWHUT. That’s not how exploding phones work. Dude probably dropped it.”
GOOD JOB, INTERNET! Looks like you were right!
The gents over at Gearlog managed to get someone at Motorola to go on record about the whole thing. Here’s what they said:
[T]he only things that could explode in a phone would have resulted in a phone that did not work, yet this phone worked. And there was no explosive damage to the device (things inside blown outward, etc).
They also added that it appeared that the phone had been dropped, which caused the screen shattering. Put two and two together, and it sounds like the guy just didn’t notice the shattering, sliced his noggin on the broken glass, and just got a bit creative.
There’s no word of this guy trying to wringe Motorola for any cash, so I’m not about to declare it a scam — for all we know, he made up a story so his wife didn’t think he was dumb, and things got out of control. With that said, at least Droid 2 owners can go about their day knowing that their phones probably won’t explode in their face.