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HTC Android battery saves valet drivers life after stopping bullet fired at him

When they say "Droid Does" they really mean it, and we have yet to see a limit be put on that. We have seen devices launch into space, devices take pictures of the lunar eclipse, and now we have seen a device save someones life. From reports, it appears as though a valet driver had his HTC Incredible in his inside pocket of his jacket when shots were fired at him, but they hit his device instead. The shot hit the battery of the device, which actually prevented the shot from penetrating any further, thus saving his life. Do you think that pretty glass iPhone4 could have saved anyone's life? Just another reason why, Droid Does. Video is after the break for you all. [wsbtv via AP]

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
  • aw shlt I didn't know gang bangers carry Android phones around. Shid good look HTC.
  • My Pre would probably oreo out of the way! lol
  • The gangbanger wasn't carrying a android phone around with him...the driver was.
  • Funny this battery survives a bullet and my EVO battery dies in 4hours. Thank goodness for seidio and their 3500mah
  • That's what I'm talkin about. The Seido 3500 EVO battery rules.
  • I can see the new comercials...does iphone stop bullet? no? wel DROID DOES lol
  • The Evo isn't a "Droid". Just saying.
  • But it could say EVOlishus or EVOvishus or terminEVO you see where I am going with this.
  • Remember those radio commercials with the grumpy-sounding guy? "What good is a smartphone, if it can't even prevent you from having a cap popped in your ass?"
  • he says hes not going to get another phone now, but when he sees CES, hes gonna forget it lol
  • They meant the brand in he's going to be buying HTC from now on and only HTC.
  • Did it go through the phone? And into the battery?
  • It wasn't an Incredible it was an EVO
  • Guys read the story it was an EVO that's rite an EVO here is the link I expect a full retraction because we all know that the EVO is the only real bullet proof phone. lol
  • Now the article can't say "Droid Does".
  • I really have no doubt that the iPhone would also stop a bullet..
  • Sure. Gorilla Glass is bullet proof. LOL!!!
  • It claims to be bullet-proof, but where's the proof? Moreover, did they not just had some issues with i(diot)Phone 4's glass in the back cracking and apparently also susceptible to scratches?
  • Future HTC Marketing ideas: 'It's a life-saver'
    'Bulletproof styling'
  • Oh Atlanta... an old friend of mine moved down there and got shot in the leg in less than a month, what's with people shooting guns down in Georgia?
  • Dude, I know... If I watch the local news here any more than once a month I'm too afraid to even leave my house.
  • Looks like HTC has a lifer. Ha. Ha. Ha.
  • The battery indentation looks about the size of a paintball. It doesn't look like it was impacted by a bullet.
  • .22, 9mm and .45 ACP wouldn't do much to it, a .357, .38, or .44 mag would probably punch a hole through it.
  • Didn't think an htc device could even stop a bb
  • This could also be a DROID Incredible battery as well dont forget that as well.
  • usually when someone (me) brings a story to AC they get props......
  • Including the fat douchebag that claims his Motorola phone exploded in his ear when it was clear that he dropped it and tried to use it but cut his ear because the screen cracked? And was later denied by investigation?
  • Of course, that was one of the 25 spare batteries in his pockets just so that the phone can make it through the day.
  • Yes, here is a link of the news with video
  • Hi, Jared! It's January 8th, and no one at Android Central has yet corrected the story at the time of this writing. As as other users have pointed out, it was an HTC Evo. Please make the change. Thanks!
  • People and their "conspiracy theories". Yea the exploding phone was a joke... but this is obviously legit.. he has a bullethole in his jacket
  • iPod did it years ago in 2007. EVO rules, though.
  • Not hard to believe at all. That's why they call it an incredible.
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