Well done Samsung, even in 2015 sounds like creative marketing
"The call Kenton made, and the tweet he posted were done so on a Samsung Galaxy S II and were designed to promote just how great the handset is."
Yes, yes, right in my face and all the other Android users that do not have a SGS2. I see Samsung became just like Apple --> If you don't have it you're either poor or unpopular.
(Just my random rant, because I have the old laggy model (SGS).)
Not only it's hard to believe that no other (non-hyped) mountaineer has tried such twittering (nvm that any random phone would work); also one quick Google search makes the issue clear on the first page of results (despite all the noise from how virtually _everybody_, for some reason, eagerly repeat this Samsung marketing gibberish):
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-05/9/everest-tweet (but it's also hard to believe nobody else used that working 3G mast for calls for over half a year)
http://techcrunch.com/2009/05/18/twitter-reaches-new-heights-as-climber-tweets-from-everest/ (this might also count; 2 years ago; doing it also for charity, much better than for some random phone PR; only one of many twittering expeditions (!!)... 2 years ago)
So yeah, this marketing "achievement" is dubious at best... (but then again, it did work with almost everybody, judging by google results)
Crying shame, my own country doesn't even have 3G but the Yeti's on Mt Everest can make 3G calls. :(
make a 3G phone call from EVEREST TOP. you get the whole idea? or maybe u wanna read between the obvious lines.
Ted, 09 May 2011not to make u look bad, but it's thorough, not thurough! ^_^ cuz u were very insistent on the ... moreHaha, none taken! I was apprehensive about the spelling, but continued to post the comment as I was focused on the thoughts I wanted to put down. :) Thanks for the fix!
AnonD-6211, 09 May 2011"made a 3G call via the relatively new 3G enabled phone" 3G video calling started... moreThe full quote ends in "phone mast", referring to the tower that was installed in late 2010 to carry the call we all know 3G's nothing new in and on itself
"made a 3G call via the relatively new 3G enabled phone"
3G video calling started in early 2000. My God. Hahahahah.
Thanks samsung for making nepali people proud and thanks for your cool phones.
Haha ncell has batter 3g connection at everest than in the capital kathmandu.here the network is soo bad and slow......
nick, 09 May 2011"i bet this guy was not on mt evrest while twitting . because galaxy s and galaxy s2 will... moreI have to agree. Since when did this happen? 4km? hahaha. Do you know how accurate GPS is? hahaha.
"i bet this guy was not on mt evrest while twitting . because galaxy s and galaxy s2 will continue the faulty gps so if they got his location on evrest than he must be atleast 4 km away from it"
haha, genuinely made me laugh. galaxy s II is amazing though
D351R3_U53R, 09 May 2011I call it a sham, capacitive touchscreen handset at 29000 ft altitude, what did he type with h... moreClearly you haven't heard of hiking gloves with silver tipped fingers purely for touchphone purposes.
AnonD-5657, 09 May 2011In fairness, gsmarena puts out the most thorough reviews of any phone site on the net. I don'... more I see your point,gsmarena was and still my favourite tech site.
and like you till recently I only checked their site for tech news
But with the release of the gs2,I just couldn't wait anymore so I checked the aforementioned sites
and actually they aren't half bad
You should check techradar and engadget , they are quite good.
Hope gsmarena will be up to speed soon as well.
feature totaly awesum.... ;-)