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Nokia smartphone deflects bullet, saves police officer

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Nokia smartphone deflects bullet, saves police officer

Here's a story of a smartphone – a trusty Nokia Lumia 520 – that literally saved its owner's bottom. On May 1, a 24-year-old military police officer went over to his parents' house with the intention to ask his mother to wash his uniform for him. Little did he know that he was about to arrive at a crime scene – two robbers were looting the house, all the while holding his mom and dad as hostages. Probably after seeing the uniform in his hands, the criminals quickly realized that the young man was a police officer and fired a couple of rounds at him.

Luckily, nobody got hurt after the shots had been fired. One of the bullets missed the officer, while the other hit the said Lumia 520, which was inside his pocket. The smartphone did not survive the encounter with the round, as you can see from the picture above, but its owner walked away safe, sound, and supposedly a Nokia fan for life. The robbers, which successfully made off with several phones, jewelry, and more of the family's possession, have not been caught yet as of this writing.

source: Globo (translated)

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posted on 02 May 2014, 00:43 24

1. Ashoaib (Posts: 2286; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


So nokia is the best phone...

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:48 22

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


Yes...

posted on 12 May 2014, 22:21

55. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 147; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


No...

posted on 12 May 2014, 22:21 1

56. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 147; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


If it ran Android it would.

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:23 5

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


I wouldn't go that far. But yes in the old days.

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:34 4

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


Yup.
Kind of hard when these kind of amazing stories pop up, when Nokia devices division is sold off. And that too, to one of the clumsiest and monopolistic companies in the world.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:17 8

28. muhsen (Posts: 259; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Clumsiest and monopolistic???? U have such a blind hate
Windows Phone 8.1, windows 8.1 and its update 1, office for ios and Android, office 365, oneNote for mac and other platforms and lots of others r all proof that Microsoft is the most listening company to customers and one of the best that takes customers' feedback into consideration. Technically, most customers requests have been put into their products.
I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola , which has a history 2nd to nokia's. At least, Microsoft kept D&S division intact unlike google when acquired moto in 2012. If Nokia couldn't keep its independence, then it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:44 2

30. papss (unregistered)


Its called blind fanboyism sir. They turn a head to anything google like the stupid price of GG or make excuses.. They are pathetic

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:06

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


"Clumsiest and monopolistic????"
Yes.

"Technically, most customers requests have been put into their products."
Haven't used Windows 8.1, so can't say whether its improved.

"Windows Phone 8.1"
One of the reasons why i said Microsoft is clumsy.

"I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola "
I have limited experience with Google and no experience with Motorola, so can't comment on them.

"it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them."
Microsoft has done the same.

Also, i never wanted Google (or anyone for that matter) to buy Nokia's devices division.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:50 1

43. sprockkets (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


"Clumsiest and monopolistic???? U have such a blind hate
Windows Phone 8.1, windows 8.1 and its update 1, office for ios and Android, office 365, oneNote for mac and other platforms and lots of others r all proof that Microsoft is the most listening company to customers and one of the best that takes customers' feedback into consideration."

Yeah sure. Microsoft was told all that BEFORE Win8 came out, and THEY DIDN'T LISTEN.

And that's ok, because I hope they keep going full metro retard and lose even more customers, you know, the only ones MS cares about, the enterprise!

"I don't understand, why people r not mad at google with what it did with motorola , which has a history 2nd to nokia's. At least, Microsoft kept D&S division intact unlike google when acquired moto in 2012."

Because they are doing project Aria and need the patents themselves.

"If Nokia couldn't keep its independence, then it's best to be under Microsoft rather than google or some Chinese company that would have cut it into chunks and take what they see the best for them."

Ah yes, a company who has yet to make any profit except on windows software and office. I'm sure Nokia is in good hands!

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:12 2

45. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


"monopolistic" You mean the one company that released their operating system on as many manufacters as possible? You mean the company that "won" because it's competition was trying to create a computer monopoly for itself? Apple is still doing that with phones. And microsoft is still allowing anyone to use their OS in their phones. Nothing has changed except Linux beat Microsoft to the punch this time around.

posted on 04 May 2014, 06:05

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


you obviously don't know about Microsoft's history !

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:55

33. express77 (unregistered)


They can use it for advertising. "No other phone can save your life."

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:09 1

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3557; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Heavy, and thick, now u guys knew it why.

Nokia should now open new business and make protection equipments.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:44

2. ysk79 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


maybe making bullet proof pants is the way to go for MS Nokia

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:48 11

4. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Please don't include "MS", Nokia is the one who made the phone.

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:12 2

17. Alex123 (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Agreed. MS does nothing with Nokia Phone and if MS has enough ability to make a look & feel phone like Nokia did, it's surely not bought Nokia

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:46 2

31. papss (unregistered)


Looks at the surface construction...hmmm I'm not only certain they can buy they WILL

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:15 1

46. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)


Truth is it doesn't matter how good devices microsoft make (Surface/Xbox) you will still crap all over them because of your precious "Nokia" which was failing. Nokia phones have been behind the curve in specs for years. If Microsoft has any commonsense they will finally have Lumia Phones actually be competition for the Iphone and Galaxy. And get rid of that awful number naming system. Just call the next Flagship phone the Lumia 4.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:46 17

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 397; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Its a NOKIA phone.... Need i say more?

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:50 12

6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia, indestructible and trusted for incredible durability build since 1871. Nokia, I salute to you and also salute to the little champ Lumia 520.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:52 2

7. Lt.Green (Posts: 387; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Wonder what model Nokia plans to give him as a replacement.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:55

8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nokia Lumia 630/635?

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:22 6

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


Nah...1520 or Icon at the very least?

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:15

19. Alex123 (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Nokia would give him a replacement if the company still own its D&S as before.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:55 13

9. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


I've really abused my Lumia 520 and dropped it a million times, but it still stands tall and works perfectly. Salute to Nokia.

posted on 02 May 2014, 00:56 6

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


nokia you were great while you lasted!

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:18 1

11. Sauce (unregistered)


Join the club! iPhone welcomes you :)

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:24

14. ThePython (Posts: 303; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Brace yourselves. "Nokia Indestructible" jokes are coming.

Ah... I will miss Nokia... Screw you, Microsoft.

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:25 4

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Budget lifesaver!

posted on 02 May 2014, 01:34 7

16. Blazers (Posts: 224; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


That cop is now a Nokia fan for life, even though the mobile division doesn't exist anymore

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:13 6

18. kirholstov (Posts: 136; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I hope that noone will test my Lumia 925 with a bullet

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:18 2

22. Alex123 (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


same here hehe...
My lumia 925 dropped many times but it still perfectly works

posted on 02 May 2014, 07:17 1

36. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Dropped from above a meter on concrete once or twice, the back didn't scratch. The 925 is excellent.

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:17 8

20. yazbuh (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


If this was a 3310, the bullet would just run away scared to death... LOL

posted on 02 May 2014, 03:12 3

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


It would have ricochet back to the shooter....be like b*tch get f outta here.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:57 3

34. express77 (unregistered)


L520 cracked because it was using WP. Otherwise bullet would have cracked.

posted on 02 May 2014, 02:18 5

21. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1145; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


lucky, God was with him that day. not nokia.

posted on 02 May 2014, 12:47

49. Sauce (unregistered)


The Gods of Luck

posted on 02 May 2014, 03:50 2

25. Nevada (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


Yikes, next big thing in smartphone technology after water and dustproof, bulletproof phones :D

posted on 02 May 2014, 04:04 1

26. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


If he wasn't such a corrupt cop, no one would be trying to hurt his family.

posted on 02 May 2014, 04:07 3

27. shuaibhere (Posts: 1568; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Robbers doesn't care if cop is corrupt or not....

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:49 2

32. papss (unregistered)


That was the dumbest thing I've read in a bit.. You must be an android user

posted on 02 May 2014, 07:26

37. shuaibhere (Posts: 1568; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Stop your bs...

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:14 1

39. papss (unregistered)


First off that wasn't to you but to the guy above and I bet you he is a fandroid... Typical of the post that come out of fandroids

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:23 2

29. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


More reason to buy a Nokia device \m/

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:30 2

35. mokhtar (Posts: 251; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


NOKIA ALWAYS THE BEST .. ( from a sony fan ) BUT NOKIA , IT'S THE SYMBOLE OF MOBILE PHONE

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:29

40. Liveitup (Posts: 1335; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Its the same people who made Nokia Lumias who will be making future Lumias, how is Nokia dead ?, Nokia name is rumored to be on future Lumia devices at least for another 18 months. Nokia employees who now work for MS has more money at their disposal to make great Nokia Phones, besides Nokia is Lumia and vice versa regardless if the device says Nokia in name or not.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:43

41. antonioli (Posts: 178; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Come to the World Cup guys. But come with a Lumia in the pocket.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:58 4

44. mohitreddy (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 May 2014)


if it was a samsung,he would have been in a coffin right now.

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:36

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


lol maybe, but lets be glad that he survived. Then again samsung s5 is standing up great to drop tests and being run over by a car. lets see if someone makes a bullet test vid.

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:41

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


It failed the bullet test.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XiWD_LSVlk

posted on 02 May 2014, 15:28 3

50. dorian827 (Posts: 126; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


My $60 Lumia 520 is more durable and feels well built and more solid feeling than my wife's LG G2 which is $500 + full retail .

Hmmm

posted on 02 May 2014, 19:11 2

51. Neo_Huang (Posts: 455; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Yeah, LG G2's creak when you apply pressure on them.

posted on 03 May 2014, 13:28

52. TechnicallyNo (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


No one else wants to comment how the cop can't wash his own clothes that he had to go to his mom's?

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:21

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


Well I was thinking the same thing initially when I started reading the article, but then when you think about it, it's actually a good thing that he went there, otherwise no one knows how the situation would have turned out.

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