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Man injured from Samsung Galaxy Note battery explosion
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Feb 4, 2013, 08:07 PM
 
A man in South Korea was injured on Saturday after his Samsung Galaxy Note exploded. The 55-year-old man apparently suffered second-degree burns to his right thigh, after the smartphone and spare battery he stored in his pants pocket suddenly ruptured and caused damage to his body and clothing.

Despite the severity of the incident, the Chosun Ilbo gives little else in the way of details, except that it was reported by Bupyeong Fire Station in Incheon, and that it had not been reported to Samsung independently. A company spokesperson said "Lithium ion batteries can catch fire due to external pressure or sudden changes in temperature, so we're trying to understand what really happened." The story mirrors that of a schoolboy, when his Galaxy S2 also exploded in his pocket, while a user of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket encountered a similar fire-related failure. Another failure in Ireland was initially claimed to be a spontaneous combustion, but later it was discovered he had put it in a microwave to dry it after the phone got wet.
     
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Feb 4, 2013, 09:18 PM
 
bought an iPhone...
MBP 17" Core i7 matte screen; iPad 16Gb 3G
     
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Feb 4, 2013, 09:31 PM
 
True!

Would have burned himself too
but it would have been due to the user

"holding it wrong"
     
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Feb 4, 2013, 10:26 PM
 
That $h1t's getting old.

Hey Arne! Good to see you buddy :-)
     
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Feb 5, 2013, 12:28 AM
 
Great to see ya too!, missed the old posting method, and even more the voting... Do not feel I've said something truthful until I get down-voted here!

PS. I left you a note a while back:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/17/puts.end.to.otherwise.uninterrupted.ipad.dominance/
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 01:17 AM
 
Oh hey Arne, never saw that post. Did you get the Note 10.1? It does look like a nice piece of hardware. Love your Sauron comment. How true! :-)
     
   
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