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It's official: BlackBerrys really are lifesavers

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It's official: BlackBerrys really are lifesavers

In a fable worthy of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, today we’re party to the tale of how the London-based finance worker fell 70ft into a 700-ft deep crevasse while out challenging himself on the piste.

That’s gotta hurt? Obviously, although not anything like as much as you’d think. Our man did indeed suffer a broken jaw, lost teeth and almost said goodbye to his nose. But remarkably, his soul was spared when the crevasse narrowed and the extra inches of bulk provided by the RIM handset in his pocket proved enough to stay his fall.

Prior to Mr Fitzherbert’s brush with the reaper it as common to hear stressed business types gush that their push email-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones are 'life-savers'. Once upon a time, we’d have thought that they were simply flaunting their high-end handsets – but now we’re not so sure.

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