Droid Incredible survives brush with death (or, Bonfire of the Incredibles)

We try not to do too many smartphone destruction stories around here, but this one was too cool not to. AC Forums users tyler0630 tells the tale of his Droid Incredible, which slipped the surly bonds of his pants pocket -- and smack into the middle of a beach bonfire, left to smolder unnoticed. Of course, when the fire starting ringing a few minutes later, Tyler knew what happened or plucked his beloved Android phone from certain cremation. Let it cool down, and it booted right up on the first try and still works. You've gotta see the pictures to believe this one. Hit the following link for more. [Android Central Forums]

Phil Nickinson
  • Dear Verizon/htc, I was very surprised today to awake to my dinc spontaneously combusting in front of my face, please send me a new one ASAP or ill go get a lawyer or whatever someone would do in this case to sound intimidating. Lots of love, *signature*
  • ^^ LMAO!!!!
  • Good Luck trying to get a replacement, may have to wait until August. And hope you like LCD screens.
  • It's um...Incredible! Next trick, leaping tall buildings in a single bound.
  • Well the 4th of July is coming up and my local Walmart is currently overstocked with things that explode, so I was wondering......can I borrow YOUR incredible?
  • One of the greatest posts I have read. Love it. You are right Iphone won't work in hand or many other places either.
  • Wow. The Inc can work in fire while the iPhone won't even work in your hand.
  • Cheers to you, sir
  • When you need to make a call in blistering flames....Droid Does Droid: It can take the heat When firefighters remember to turn off the iron at home while fighting a fire....Droid does.
  • Well, it's Incredible.
  • At first I was thinking "who would do such a thing?!" but then I read the rest of the story and saw it was an accident. Now I'm just sitting here in awe. (I have the Incredible)
  • Droid Incredible. . . . . .Nothing short of its name.
  • Dumbass.
  • Ha that's great. At least it still works. Just put it in a case and sell it on eBay as is. Lol.
  • I have one would sure hate to burn it. Just prior to this they discussed an update that adds hotspot to the Incredible you must have already got the update.