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HTC EVO 3D takes a bullet for its owner and saves his life

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HTC EVO 3D takes a bullet for its owner and saves his life
We all know the amazing things that the average smartphone can do. The device can not only make and take calls, but we can find out in real time traffic conditions on our commute home, get stock prices for even the most obscure company, catapult an Angry Bird at a pig and within seconds, listen to a radio station from a city hundreds of miles away. We can watch and even upload videos to YouTube, watch CNN talk about yet another school shooting, and receive the Smedley contract to revise and send out by email for electronic signature.

With all of the things that the average smartphone can do, one thing that you do not expect from your handset is for it to take a bullet for you and save your life. But that is exactly what happened to an unnamed Hess clerk in Winter Garden, Florida. The man's HTC EVO 3D took the brunt of a gunshot fired by a robber who fired a revolver at the clerk. The robber went into the gas station and forced two clerks to try to open the safe. When neither could, the intruder left, but not before firing off a round at one of the men. Luckily, the bullet was intercepted by the phone and the clerk never knew he was shot until he fished his HTC EVO 3D out of his pocket.

The shooter remained at large as of Monday afternoon. While the clerk suffered minor injuries, the HTC EVO 3D pretty much bought the farm.


source: WFTV

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:33 15

1. Beijendorf (Posts: 318; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


These HTC ad campaigns are getting more and more odd.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:37 6

15. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Right in the Lithium!!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 13:13 6

37. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1353; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


looks like HTC's investment on ironman has payed off

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:34 6

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1162; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Good going HTC EVO... I hope they catch the robber!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 09:59 3

35. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I HAVE A BULLET PROOF IN MY POCKET :)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:44 4

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


This is not the first time even the first htc evo taken a bullet to save its owner

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:45 14

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


....wut. I kinda feel like thin phones aren't really the way to go anymore...LOL

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:50 11

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Nice 3D wallpaper.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:52 11

6. Eclectech (Posts: 73; Member since: 01 May 2013)


a testament to the build quality of HTC. Had that been any of the Samsung Galaxy phones (aside of the GS4 Active), the bullet would've gone right thru the phone.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:28 15

13. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Heck, it would have accelerated the bullet due to its glossy finish plastic!
If it had been a Nokia, on the other hand, the bullet would have richocheted back at the robber.

Jokes aside (that thing about Nokia was not a joke, though), quite a good show by that phone. It saved his life!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:39 5

17. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


had it been a crappIe product, it would have caused shrapnell and killed the poor isheep

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:28 1

29. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


they explode when you try to make call while charging imagine coming into contact with a bullet lol

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:27

28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


the nokia X2 did it last year ?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:24 1

30. silencer271 (Posts: 208; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


so you think. Put an gs3 near your heart and lets test out your theory. If your right one idiot dead if you are wrong you shut up either way I only see pluses.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:54 7

7. Fuego84 (Posts: 282; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Cool If I was the owner of the HTC Evo 3D I would throw a party in remembrance and appreciation for the HTC Evo 3D that bit the bullet.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:40

18. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


for reals, make him a spokesman 4 htc, like Jared from subway!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:56 11

8. D.Aceveda (Posts: 363; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


HTC should use this to their advantage. Total PR win. And while they are at it they should replace that phone with a EVO 4G LTE or a ONE. Which ever the man prefers

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:43

19. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


im thinkin a 4G LTE as its got a better camera. i mean he did buy a camera centric phone with a 3D camera.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:56 3

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


where did he put this htc evo 3d? shirt pocket?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:04

11. Miracles (Posts: 528; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Good question. Most likely?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:38 2

16. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I should start wearing shirts with pockets and keep my phone tucked away there.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:43

20. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


right? they always fall out of shirt pockets as the phones are usually too heavy

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:00 3

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Thanks HTC...

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:15 13

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Army shud start wearing htc evo made jackets instead of bullit proff jackets

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:44

21. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Steeewwwpiiidd!!!!!....... but fun, plus 1 for u !!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 01:35 2

14. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


He's lucky he pulled the phone out when he did because that LiPo battery was ready to burst from the bullet damage.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 02:20 3

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7118; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What's hilarious is that this isn't the first time an HTC phone has saved a life. Last time it was a valet at a nightclub who was shot at by angry patrons who were just kicked out.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 03:03 2

23. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Looks like the area where the logic board is was unaffected, totally fixable.all this phone would need it's a new frame LCD digitizer battery and maybe a couple other small things, oh yea baby HTC build quality all the way!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 03:14 1

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7118; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So in other words, half the damn phone? :P

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 04:46

25. andynaija (Posts: 472; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I'd rather get a replacement/new phone.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 04:46 1

26. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Is this basically what LG did with the G Flex?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:23 3

27. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


thats why HTC is the best, best Build Quality out there

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:57

34. jacko1977 (Posts: 394; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


asus padfone infinitely as better build

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:48

31. mafflambo (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


im wondering if my lg g2 would do the same for me.....

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:05 3

32. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Build quality, 1 reason I Was, an HTC supporter for a long time.

Beautiful kingdom, idiot king.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:46 1

33. newbey123 (Posts: 436; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Awesome HTC, can't do that with crap plastic.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 10:00

36. ECPirate37 (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I guess this is just one more reason why I won't get rid of me EVO 3D! I LOVE this phone! And now I can literally say it is a lifesaver! I DO wish they would make a 3D update. I know people said it was a "fad", but I think it just had a horrible marketing message. I can pull out my phone at anywhere and show people the 3D pictures and they think it is awesome. They ask, "Is this new? Where can I get it?" This phone was sunk by their horrible marketing.

But, even if it wasn't 3D, wouldn't this design be awesome for the next "One". Keep the same size speaker at the top, add the same one at the bottom, and the rest is all screen with minimal bezzle. That would be a sexy phone!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 15:01

38. Phonecall01 (Posts: 137; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


EVO line... Fighting crime since 2010... lol

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:45

39. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


reasons why phones should be thicker and not thinner: -insert article here-

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 10:24 1

40. kselrod (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Well now Apple will sue HTC claiming they have the patent on bullet proof phones...lol.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 00:58

41. Rager722 (Posts: 166; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Precisely the more reason to love my HTC ONE and the metal unibody, No cheap plastic here *cough Samsung cough*

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