About a week ago, an odd story came out of Texas reporting of a Motorola Droid 2 actually exploding in the owner’s ear. As you can imagine, the story spread quickly and put Verizon Wireless and Motorola in a negative light. A Motorola employee involved with the Droid department reached out to PCMag claiming that the phone had previously been dropped and then the user unsuspectingly tried to make a call, thus resulting in the many facial stitches and bloodied phone. Even though the owner claims the phone exploded as he heard a popping noise, the Motorola employee offers this insight:
[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).
It would not be surprising if Embry decided to add in the detail that the phone exploding making for a stronger case. And in out litigious society, he is probably looking to sue Motorola and make a quick buck. However, if the phone fell and he decided to use it anyway without noticing the cracked glass, one can’t simply point a finger at Motorola.