DoCoMo halts BlackBerry Bold sales due to overheating

“NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s biggest mobile phone operator, said on Friday it has halted sales of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Bold because the phone can overheat while the battery is being recharged,” Sachi Izumi reports for Reuters.

“‘This issue appears to be specifically limited to the BlackBerry Bold devices sold in Japan since last week and sales of BlackBerry Bold devices in other countries are unaffected by this matter,’ RIM said in a statement,” Izumi reports.

“RIM said it had ruled out a battery problem, but said the root cause is still being investigated,” Izumi reports. “NTT DoCoMo began selling the product in Japan last week and the companies hope to renew sales in Japan soon, RIM said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Gee, that’s too bad. To increase surface area for additional cooling, RIM should grow yet another inch of the Bold’s antiquated beard of buttons. smirk

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