Skip to main content

Highest ever Tweet and Facebook update sent

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has released details that the very first 3G call and tweet has been made from Mount Everest, by using a Samsung Galaxy S II mobile phone.

The British born climber Kenton Cool reached the summit in the early hours of Friday morning, where he made the inaugural 3G connected call and 13,796 feet above sea level. Kenton then tweeted and posted a photo to Twitpic, along with updating his Facebook status from the new 3G masts on the top of the mountain.

Samsung has sponsored Kenton in his 9th climb to Everest, with this being the first ever 3G connection made from the summit of Mount Everest and the first social networking usage in a tweet and Facebook update too.

The Samsung Galaxy S II runs from a dual-core processor, with Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 and a 4.27-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen.

The 1.2Ghz dual-core beefiness of the handset also comes with an advanced HSPA+ 21 wireless network, with the individual cores being powerful enough to deliver good multi-tasking and 3D hardware abilities.

On-board is an 8 megapixel camera that’s capable of 1080p video recording and playback, a significant increase from the 5 MP variant on the first handset that only featured 720p video capture with Froyo.

Check out the video below of Kentol Cool's exploits with the Samsung Galaxy S II, at Mount Everest.

Originally published at