AT&T Quickfire has overheating problems, could burst into… fire

Launched in November 2008 by AT&T, the Quickfire GTX75 seems to have some serious quality problems.

More exactly, the touchscreen QWERTY handset can significantly overheat if you incorrectly insert the AC charger into its charging port.

And although there have not been reports of the device literally bursting into fire, this may happen. So it looks like the giant US carrier couldn’t have picked a better worse name for the handset.

Anyway, to prevent overheating the phone, AT&T warns customers to always charge it as seen in the image below (which is, in fact, the regular way of charging it):

quickfire-charging

Quickfire sales are now halted, and the device will probably never be available again – at least not in the current version.

Source: AT&T via Engadget

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Melody

    XDD Wow…. It looks like a neat phone, though.

  • Lee Bennett

    i have had two of the quickfire phones. Both had the same issue. the screen froze all the time. It was slow moving around from screen to screen. The texting while sent would not send sometimes and actually delete everything i just wrote. The connection was horrible no one could hear me. And be careful the first one was damaged because it got cold and residue for some reason knocked it out. The second one i have has be freezing, black screen all that stuff. I have paid over 300.00 dollars for it back when it was a new product and know have to get a Samsung Propell furbished because i can't fix the problem with my Quickfire since it is no longer in stores. Pain in my ass. Well just wanted you to know.

  • Lee Bennett

    i have had two of the quickfire phones. Both had the same issue. the screen froze all the time. It was slow moving around from screen to screen. The texting while sent would not send sometimes and actually delete everything i just wrote. The connection was horrible no one could hear me. And be careful the first one was damaged because it got cold and residue for some reason knocked it out. The second one i have has be freezing, black screen all that stuff. I have paid over 300.00 dollars for it back when it was a new product and know have to get a Samsung Propell furbished because i can't fix the problem with my Quickfire since it is no longer in stores. Pain in my ass. Well just wanted you to know.