The robotic uprising may not be upon us just yet, but you can chalk up first blood to the Motorola Droid 2 phone. Either by fluke or evil plotting, one hapless ownerâ€™s phone exploded while he was holding it to his ear.
Aron Embry of Texas told reporters he was talking on his new phone when he heard a â€œpopâ€ and felt something dripping. That something turned out to be blood, and the popping sound was the screenâ€™s glass shattering outward, directly into Aronâ€™s ear. The victim of this high tech attacker didnâ€™t suffer any hearing loss, though he did require four stitches to repair the damage his phone did to his ear. Oddly enough, the phone still works despite the shattered screen and newly acquired blood stains.
While Aron and his family consider law suits, Motorola released the following statement: â€œMotorola’s priority is, and always has been the safety of our customers, and all Motorola products are designed, manufactured and tested to meet or exceed international and local standards for consumer safety. We will reach out to the consumer and investigate this thoroughly.” Until they got to the bottom of this, we suggest that you show your cell phone a little affection and make sure the bloodthirsty things donâ€™t know weâ€™re onto them. Â Blowing up in your ear, apparently thereâ€™s an app for that.