This is a true life account. Perhaps some day, your phone may save your life. Perhaps not.
Anthony Holtvogt was with his girlfriend at Fricker’s restaurant on Miller Lane Feb. 6, 2010 when he accidentally shot her.
“While he was adjusting his jacket, he noticed that the slide was back on the gun and then it fired,” Bush said. “The bullet did not penetrate the cell phone. [It] bent the cell phone a little bit and made the cell phone unusable.”
Thanks to the bulletproof BlackBerry, the woman walked away with just a hole in her pants and a bruise on her leg.
Here is the super-Berry that saved the day:
There it is. It is a freak occurence. Don’t count on your phone being able to stop a bullet. Unless, of course, you are James Bond and carrying a specially armoured secret service special issue.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.