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HTC DROID Incredible saves a man's life by taking a bullet for its owner

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HTC DROID Incredible saves a man's life by taking a bullet for its owner
How many times have you heard someone describe their smartphone as a lifesaver?  Of course, the comment wasn't meant literally, just a way to describe how important the functions of a smartphone have become in our everyday lives. On the other hand, there is the story of John Garber of Atlanta.

The valet, who works at Club Halo in the city, was shot at after some patrons of the nightclub were kicked out. One shot pierced Garber's coat and would have done some serious damage, but the battery on his HTC DROID Incredible stopped the bullet. The phone was in his breast pocket. The shooters were busted by the cops and HTC earned a lifetime of loyalty from John Garber who says he will never switch to another cell phone manufacturer.

source: DailyMobile

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posted on 08 Jan 2011, 18:50 2

1. Syksyd (Posts: 55; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


SO IT IS INCREDIBLE...........

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 19:02 3

2. cadetz (unregistered)


i hope htc will give him a new phone for that
it's kinda good PR if they actually do give him a brand new phone

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 20:16 2

3. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


HTC: quietly brilliant in saving lives.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 21:49 1

4. Blo (unregistered)


HTC: now expanding into the security market with the HTC Kevlar

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 23:54 1

5. Adz (unregistered)


The Incredible has a red battery? Looks like an EVO battery to me.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 00:13 1

6. ecml490 (unregistered)


I think that the Incredible has a red back (as in under the battery door) so it would probably have a red battery

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 12:14 1

13. darth_dad (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Aug 2010)


Both the inside of the phone and the battery are indeed red.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 01:58

7. michael95gt (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)


Yes the Incredible has a Red interior, including the battery.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 02:52 1

8. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)


Droid Does!

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 12:11

11. Rejeimha (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)


Droid Does...stop bullets.

FTFY

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 10:42 1

9. Exile SS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


This reminds me of the Motorola Droid that exploded on some guys's ear... So HTC saves you, while Motorola kills you?

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 10:49 1

10. htc fan (unregistered)


yea htc, i got my incredible, i knew it was good, but wouldnt have thought bullet proof.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 12:11 1

12. Nova2Fly (unregistered)


It is an HTC Evo. Go to CNN.COM and watch the story.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 12:28 1

14. ATL's Own (unregistered)


Your right, it was an EVO, he bought it from our Best Buy Mobile store. Our manager looked at it, and we knew who he was. We swapped it out for him. He was such a humble dude, he didn't want any attention at all.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 13:05 1

15. Itzatlas (Posts: 37; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


At Engaget it says that it was an Evo not Incredible. I believe it was the Incredible though because it IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 14:17

16. cmdpapichulo (unregistered)


I just checked CNN it was an HTC Evo so they need to get there facts straight before posting another model phone in the Title ....but yes the incredible and the evo have the same battery there are basically the same phone minus a few feature and size

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 15:34

17. rafaelinuxxxxZSDAS (unregistered)


That's why touchscreen phones suck. They're all the same. No innovations on design, be it iPhone, N8, or Xperia Arc, they're hardly diffferent.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:15

20. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


First of all you are ridiculous. Second, you're wrong. There are innovations. Third, you can say that about everything, if you have idiotic thinking like this.
You probably can't afford something with a touch screen. So you're jealous. Your comment is so aggravating...

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 19:34

18. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


HTC does make fantastic phones. Though I wonder how my Droid X might've fared. (imagines my X being usable after the incident)

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 21:30

19. Roshan (unregistered)


Engadget has the same story but said it was an HTC Evo, not Incredible. The batteries in these two phones are the same except for the Evo coming with 1500mAh and the Incredible coming with 1300mAh.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:16

21. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


So, just wondering, how are the batteries the same?

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 08:24

22. spinelessrabbit (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


lucky bastard he needs to go to the casino!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:38

23. drock13087 (unregistered)


get off verizons dick. really.......it was an evo..but verizon doesnt make evos so therefore it has to be an incredible

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