By Evan Blass | December 10, 2010 11:56 AM
Motorola has begun investigating last week’s incident of an allegedly exploding Droid X, and has come to the initial conclusion that the device was in fact dropped, according to PCMag’s Gearlog. In direct opposition to supposed victim Aron Embry’s story that a small explosion near the speaker injured his ear, a Motorola employee told the publication evidence suggests that after dropping the handset, “the guy didn’t notice the glass had cracked…so when he put it to his ear, he cut himself.”
Right now both stories seem equally unlikely: there’s nothing near the Droid X’s earpiece which could potentially cause this kind of explosion — the battery reportedly remained intact, and the phone even worked following the damage — while at the same time, pictures of the unit in question show severe cracking that seems improbable from a routine fall. In other words, Moto may be reticent to accuse Embry of staging the incident at this point, resulting in the somewhat implausible implication that the 30-year-old Texan somehow confused an exploding phone with a fallen one.