Nokia 8310 Phone Explodes In Man's Pocket

Posted: Jan 10 2004, 4:50pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:11pm CDT, in Mobile Phones


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Nokia 8310 Phone Explodes in Man's Pocket

A new incident of a Nokia Phone exploding happend in Hanoi.

A Nokia mobile phone exploded in a man's pocket in Vietnam's central City of Danang. "The mobile was in a normal state in my trouser pocket and there were no communication at that time when suddenly I heard a little explosion and my phone became hot," he said. "I took it out and found the mobile was off and I couldn't use it."

The man, who suffered no injuries, said the blast caused a thumbnail-sized hole in the handset's front cover and blackened the screen.
Read more at India Times.

This is not the first exploding Nokia Phone. Last month a man suffered facial injuries in Bien Hoa, just north of Vietnam's southern business capital of Ho Chi Minh City, after his Nokia 8310 exploded. The Register has a story from June where a 3310 exploded. The reason there was a rogue battery. CNET has a report from October, where a Nokia exploded in the Netherlands. Nokia issued a warning in February against 3rd Party Batteries.

See Also:
Nokia 5140 Walkie-Talkie Phone comes in 2004
All New Nokia Phones at a Glance
Nokia 7200, 6230 and 6820 Phones

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