Deadly bullet no match for a BlackBerry smartphone

Deadly bullet no match for a BlackBerry smartphone
Not even a speeding bullet spiraling out of a gun that was accidentally fired was able to penetrate the impenetrable innards of a BlackBerry phone. Anthony Holtvogt brought along his gun to a restaurant and actually fired it inadvertently as he tried putting on his jacket. Expecting to see the bullet hit his girlfriend who was across from him, they were both surprised by the miracle that soon occurred. The BlackBerry smartphone that she owns was able to prevent the bullet from causing harm to her as it hit the phone squarely. Even though the phone now sports one memorable bullet hole, it unfortunately sacrificed its own life to save its owner – something that you rarely see happen. If it weren't for the phone, it could've caused some serious injury – we can't say the same about the relationship though. Still, it goes to show how users that hold onto their phones close to them may potentially have their life saved someday.

via Gizmodo



1. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I smell another Mythbusters episode...

7. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Oh you know this has to be one of their future episodes... lol

2. Jake15

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

Well looks like we can depend on Blackberry to keep us safe, to bad its not the same case with Iphone...

3. redstu36

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

Too bad he's going to jail...

4. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Amen... what an idiot!

5. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Is that a little curve 2 im seeing? Stopping a bullet? Its plastic?! Maybe a storm with actual metal casing but a curve 2? wow...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you noticed, it has a hardend case on it. Add that to the layers of plastic, rubber, aluminum and whatever other innards ya got, and thats still impressive :) of course, if he was a real man with a real gun, he woulda made it the whole way through the phone. Now.. I wonder if she confessed to cheating on him right before this "accidental" firing?

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