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Nokia 301 stops bullet ,saves a man's life


When the Nokia 3310 was released back in the year 2000, it gained a reputation as the Chuck Norris of cell phones. If it were on the Mohs scale of hardness, the 3310 would knock diamond off the top spot. But it seems the more recent Nokia handsets – a Nokia 301 in this instance, first released in 2013 – are just as invincible, with one reportedly saving a man’s life by stopping a bullet.

A picture posted on Twitter showed the remains of the Nokia. You can see the back end of the projectile protruding from the rear of the phone, with the tip sticking out of the smashed screen.
The image comes from Peter Skillman, a former Nokia executive who now works for Microsoft as the general manager for user experience at Windows Desktop. He says he worked on the team that originally developed the 301, and claims the sturdy handset’s heroics saved a man in Afganistan last week.

The image shows the bullet still lodged inside the phone after the impact, saving its owner’s life. In reply to Skillman’s tweet, many have reminisced the good old Nokia days, with celebratory memes of Nokia phones' tank-like durability, like Nokia 1100, 3310, 6600, and many more of its legendary creations. Unsurprisingly, this is not the first time that a Nokia phone has saved a man’s life. Back in 2014, a Nokia Lumia 520 was also reported to have saved the life of a police officer in Brazil, by stopping a bullet.

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