HTC EVO 3D takes a bullet for its owner and saves his life
posted by Alan F. / Oct 29, 2013, 12:29 AM
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.
- Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)
These HTC ad campaigns are getting more and more odd.
posted on Oct 29, 2013, 12:33 AM 15
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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 Oct 29, 2013, 12:52 AM 11
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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 Oct 29, 2013, 1:28 AM 15
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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 Oct 29, 2013, 12:54 AM 7
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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 Oct 29, 2013, 12:56 AM 11
where did he put this htc evo 3d? shirt pocket?
posted on Oct 29, 2013, 12:56 AM 3
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Army shud start wearing htc evo made jackets instead of bullit proff jackets
posted on Oct 29, 2013, 1:15 AM 13
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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 Oct 29, 2013, 3:03 AM 2
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