You know you have a genuine iPhone challenger in your hands when you can receive a signal even from highest mountain in the world - And better yet, tweet about it, too.
That’s what happened after British climber Kenton Cool became the first person to tweet from the peak of Mount Everest using his flashy new Samsung Galaxy S 2.
Armed with Sammy’s newest, snappiest dual core smartie, Cool lived up to his surname in style as he tweeted from nearly 30,000 feet above sea level: “Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!”
On his return to basecamp the next day, the 37-year old from Gloucestershire tweeted again: “Back at basecamp safe and sound after our amazing adventure!! The @samsunguk equipment was simply amazing.”
The faint 3G reception was possible thanks to a 3G station installed by Nepalese mobile operator Ncell.
The iPhone may not have tweeted from the peak of Mount Everest, but has had its fair share of gravity-defying fame. Last year, an iPhone 4 was launched into space by a father and son, which streamed glorious footage of our fair planet using an HD camera and iPhone’s GPS transmitter.