Wednesday, 12 October 2011

First ever tweet and 3G connected call from summit of mount everest made today

Kenton Cool becomes the first climber to make a video call and update his social networks from the top of Everest on Samsung’s new Galaxy S II
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announces that the first ever 3G connection and world’s highest tweet was made today from the summit of Mount Everest, on its new Galaxy S II smartphone. British born climber, Kenton Cool, today reached the summit at in the early hours of this morning and, having unboxed his new Galaxy S II at base camp and carried it with him on his journey, made the very first 3G connected call, Tweeted and posted a photo to Twitpic and updated his Facebook status via the new 3G masts to mark his ninth successful expedition to the summit.

“I’ve climbed Everest before, but have never been able to share the exhilaration and excitement I experience when I reach the top with those back home. I unboxed the new Samsung Galaxy S II at base camp and was excited to be able to not only make a 3G connected call home, but also to use all the other great features like updating my Facebook status, tweeting on my journey up and posting a picture to share my moment with friends,” said Kenton.
“We’re proud to be sponsoring Kenton on his 9th climb of Everest and we’re pleased our new Galaxy S II was the phone that the very first 3G connected call and world’s highest tweet was made on. It’s perfect for sharing experiences via social networks and capturing memorable moments and viewing them on its vivid screen and, let’s face it, there aren’t very many moments more memorable than reaching the top of the world’s highest peak,” said Simon Stanford, MD, Samsung Mobile, UK and Ireland.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s slimmest and lightest smartphone yet. It’s the first handset to offer Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus screen technology the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in Samsung’s portfolio of devices, making it the best screen for extreme conditions like on the top of Mount Everest. Super slim (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) with a long battery life, it’s the perfect travel companion.
The Galaxy S II also features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback. We won’t all be climbing Everest but Samsung’s patented AllShare technology means you can share pictures and movies wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. 
The Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in the UK across all major networks and retailers.
Note to Editors:
Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs consist of the following;
   • Social Hub Premium: People can talk to who they want, how they want, all from one place. From here,
      people can sync their phonebook with their social networks, Instant Messenger and email accounts, and
      access all of their messages (push e-mail, text, VM and SNS) and respond directly without having to log
      into individual applications.
   • Readers Hub: Through strategic partnerships, Samsung’s Reader’s Hub provides over 2.2 million books
      and novels, 2000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2300 popular magazines in 22
   • Games Hub: Featuring a 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, the Samsung Galaxy S II is the perfect device for
      gaming fans. They can try new games for free, download premium titles from partners including
      Gameloft, play with friends using other devices and chat in-game with Social Network Games (SNG).
   • Music Hub: Access over 12 million tracks provided by 7digital, search for artists, get recommendations
      on new acts, and sample 30 or 60 second previews for free.

Samsung GALAXY S II Product Specifications:
Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSPA + 21 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Display 4.27” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED Plus
( BB & AP )
XMM6260 + 1.2GHz Dual core Processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2-Mega Pixel Camera
Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Video MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 / DivX / VC-
Playback: FULL HD (1080p) @ 30fps
Recording: FULL HD (1080p) @ 30fps
Format: 3gp (mp4)
1080p Recording / Playing (BP / MP / HP)
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC +, eACC +
3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder
Hub Social Hub
- Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Widget, Unified Inbox
- Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
- Basic: POP3 / IMAP Email & IM
(* Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator)
Music Hub
Readers Hub
Game Hub
Value-added Features Android Market
Samsung TouchWiz 4.0
QuickType by SWYPE
Document Viewer / Editor
Android Brower, RSS Reader
Exchange ActiveSync
Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
GoogleTM Voice Search
Lost Phone Management
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Accelerometre, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro
Memory 16GB Flash + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
Battery 1650mAh
Talk Time: tbc
Standby Time: tbc
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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