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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: June 22, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    When they said it was the ‘hottest handset’…

    Ciara O'Brien

    …I don’t think this was quite what they had in mind.

    Samsung is currently investigating an incident in which one of its new S3 handsets burned up while in a car dash mount. The Irish customer in question took his story to Boards.ie (see photos and the full thread here).

    If you’re eyeing your S3 nervously, I wouldn’t panic just yet. The poster came back to add an update:

    “There is no confirmation that it was a fault with the phone. It may actually have been caused by a combination of my car mount and my cars heating system. ”

    In the interests of disclosure, I’m currently using one of these phones.