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BlackBerry Bold smartphones too hot to handle, literally

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone that was recently launched in Japan is proving to be too hot to handle for the Japanese, literally.

Many users have reported that the keyboard of their Canadian smartphone overheated during re-charging just days after its launch in Japan.

However, no case of fire was reported.

Reports here said the Japanese wireless network NTT DoCoMo, which provides it service through the BlackBerry Bold, and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) have suspended the sale of the device in Japan since some 30 cases of overheating have come to light.

According to a statement issued by RIM, which is headquartered at Waterloo near Toronto, just one per cent of the smartphones sold in Japan reportedly overheated during re-charging but their temperature remained within regulatory standards.

[ Continue reading complete article at IBNLive ]

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