The first ever 3G connection and the world’s highest tweet was made last Friday from the summit of Mount Everest.

UK-born climber Kenneth Cole used his Galaxy S II smartphone to makee the first 3G connected call from the top of the world’s highest mountain. He also tweeted, posted a photo to Twitpic and updated his Facebook status via the new 3G masts to mark his ninth successful Everest expedition.
“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,” says Cool. “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.”
Simon Stanford, MD of Samsung Mobile UK & Ireland, comments: “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.”