WHILE GOVERNMENTS around the world work out laws to prevent people using their mobiles on the move, there is one bloke who is pleased he did. South African merchant André Steyn was driving outside Johannesburg in a four-ton truck and trailer when he was shot at by robbers. He told the Daily Dispatch that he heard a 'doof-doof' sound and alongside the truck was a car with a man hanging out the window. He saw a flash and after the second shot and felt a pain in his hand. The bullet had entered the back of Steyn's hand and came out the other side. However his mobile phone heroically stopped the bullet before it could enter Steyn's skull. The mobile didn’t make it, having given its life for Steyn. Steyn swerved the truck, forced the potential hijacker’s car over two lanes onto an embankment on the side of the road. They later escaped. Nokia, ever one for publicity, has since shown up to give Steyn one of its new photo phones to replace his old one. Steyn joked to Dispatch hacks that he can now take pictures of the robbers that shoot at him, although it is more likely he will be snapping the pictures of angry coppers as they come to arrest him for driving while chatting. Outstanding! That must have been one hell of a phone. Probably, though the bullet expended most of it's kinetic energy passing through his hand.