Overheated Galaxy S III Turns Out to be a Hoax; User Retracts His Claims

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  1. dgstorm

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    A few weeks ago we reported that an Irish owner of a GSM Samsung Galaxy S III claimed that his phone caught fire while sitting in his car dock. At the time we reported the story we hinted that it might be a hoax, and it seems we called it right. Apparently, after investigating the device, it was determined that the device was heated externally, likely in a microwave to get it to catch fire the way it did. Here's a quote with some additional details,

    After the investigation, the user retracted his story and said that he was "mistaken" and revealed what really happened. Here's another quote with a final summation,

    It's funny what people will try to get away with... perhaps he should have simply opted for the insurance/replacement plan with his carrier beforehand if there was the potential for someone in his home to microwave it.

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    Ah-ha! Another brilliant marketing scheme by RIM! When will they learn...
    Apparently their "wake up" campaign didn't do as well as they would have liked.
     
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    I have to.. sorry... :clearing throat... deep breath:.. think carol of the bells... this is the abridged version.. full version is available on iPuke..

    Ding phone is done, ding phone is done, its bell got rung, its bell got rung, how stupid is this plan??How stupid is this plan???

    I've got a phone and I'm gonna put it in the microwave... put it in the microwave...

    Ding phone is done, I gotta run... ding phone is done, I've gotta run......:icon_censored: :rofl2:

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
     
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    ^^... lol
     
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    Sounds like he was hoping that they wouldn't catch on and hoping that they would give him a new one to avoid the bad publicity.
     
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