DROID does… stop bullets; HTC DROID Incredible saves man’s life [video]

By on January 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM.

DROID does… stop bullets; HTC DROID Incredible saves man’s life [video]

An Associate Press video posted on YouTube demonstrates another reason why HTC’s DROID Incredible is, well… incredible. John Garber was exiting Club Halo in Atlanta, were he works as a valet, when he suddenly became caught in a hail of gunfire. Two patrons who had been thrown out of the establishment got into an argument outside the club that ultimately lead to a short shoot-out. Mr. Garber was struck in the chest by a bullet, which penetrated his coat and was ultimately stopped by the battery of his HTC DROID Incredible. The above image is a chilling reminder of how lucky Mr. Garber is. Hit the jump to check out the video, complete with the owner’s first-hand account. DROID does… stop bullets.

UPDATE: While it was unclear from the original AP video/report which mobile device Mr Garber was using — we assumed the DROID Incredible because of the battery color, size — it has been made clear by subsequent, local news reports that the device in question was actually the HTC EVO 4G from Sprint. We apologize for the misinformation. More →

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Motorola RAZR takes fire, literally; saves man’s life

By on November 21, 2008 at 11:08 AM.

Motorola RAZR takes fire, literally; saves man’s life

Despite being significantly more expensive, Apple’s iPhone 3G is constantly gaining ground on the Motorola RAZR’s top sales position in the US. It has tons more features, more functionality and completely trumps the RAZR in terms of wow-factor. One thing the iPhone won’t do however, is save your life. Ronald “R.J.” Richard was doing yard work on his 5-acre property in St. Tammany, Louisiana when something struck him in the chest right above his heart. Richard described the impact as “a punch in the chest,” and initially thought some debris had been kicked up by his lawn mower. When the 68-year-old reached under his sweater and removed the cell phone clipped to his overalls to see if it had been damaged by the impact, a single .45 caliber bullet dropped into his lap. According to the report, someone had fired the round from woods roughly 1/4-mile from Richard’s home, without malicious intent, and inadvertently struck the man in the chest. The cellphone and case, which Richard doesn’t ordinarily clip to the front of his overalls, took 100% of the damage from the bullet and the man walked away without a scratch. Sure an iPhone might keep you entertained for hours, but a RAZR will take a bullet for you. Hit the read link of a video report.

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