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HTC One used for video call...from the summit of Mount Everest

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HTC One used for video call...from the summit of Mount Everest
HTC is doing everything it can to be literally at the top of every list. It accomplished that in a way when British explorer Daniel Hughes reached the summit of Mount Everest as part of a campaign to raise £1 million for the charity Comic Relief.

As it happens, HTC was also a sponsor of Hughes’ campaign at Mt. Everest and he brought a large load of technology with him to aid in his endeavor.

While the HTC One is well made and has an aluminum build to it, one might not think of it as the most sturdy device out there. To that end, Hughes brought two of them to the summit. Once he was there, he pointed his Cobham Explorer BGAN satellite dish to establish a video call with BBC via Inmarsat’s 384kbps streaming service.

Hughes also set a goal of putting the first Red Nose on Everest. Red Nose day is a project of Comic Relief and aims to bring a laugh and change lives for people in Africa and the UK. If you are interested in supporting Hughes’ campaign, check out his JustGiving page here. He is hoping for £1 million from 1 million people. He is only 4% of the way toward his goal and needs all the support he can get.

We embedded Hughes’ hi-tech base camp video below. Click here if you want to see the video call with the BBC from yesterday.

source: CNET UK


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posted on 20 May 2013, 17:58 32

1. ksenia (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


HTC forever the KING

posted on 20 May 2013, 18:55 25

3. MariaGabriela (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


wow Samsung trash fanboys giving downs

posted on 20 May 2013, 18:59 18

4. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


ALL the fanboys have pathetic and sad lives...

That is all.

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:17 8

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Atleast if an S4/any other 8/13mp phone was recording this you could watch it in fullscreen and it wouldn't look like pixelated garbage.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:54 3

9. true1984 (Posts: 592; Member since: 23 May 2012)


well seeing as that video was made from a 384kbps stream, I highly doubt that since it was probably adjusted due to the allotted bandwidth.

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:55 1

10. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


this was not recorded in HD you idiot. if it was recorded in hd on youtube you will shut your pie hole

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:33 2

11. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Watch a video recorded by an HTC One in full screen 1080p and then watch a video from a Phone with an Exmor RS 13Mp sensor. The Winner is crystal clear.

posted on 21 May 2013, 01:29 2

16. tiara6918 (Posts: 1438; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Oh really?With an htc smart phone,you can capture a lot more since it has a wider viewing angle compared to others. What megapixel are you talking about now?

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:19 3

14. vincelongman (Posts: 1313; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Why do you assume its Samsung fanboys thumbing it down, it could be Sony, LG, Nexus, Windows, Apple, Motorola... fanboys.

posted on 21 May 2013, 01:19 3

15. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 450; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Because she is a samsung hater.. You can read the same bashing comments from her in different websites. Copy paste copy paste

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:21

19. chocolaking (Posts: 453; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I AM amazed of my beloved htc one.
Sfall would probably not even work properly in a high altitude plac like that..lol

posted on 21 May 2013, 01:57 4

17. kaira (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Hail to the King... HTC all the way! Kudos to them!

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:27 17

6. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


HTC going to new heights in advertising :P

posted on 20 May 2013, 21:50 4

12. Lauticol (Posts: 201; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I see what you did here.. LOL

posted on 20 May 2013, 19:54 1

7. papss (unregistered)


This seems like odd advertising for HTC but damn it if I'm not smitten with the HTC One

posted on 20 May 2013, 20:02

8. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


This is not news, probably a paid ad. Hundreds of people who've reached the summit have done this after taking photos.

posted on 20 May 2013, 23:40 3

13. drkuthan (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Make the same video call with s4 and see how bad the Highly Trusted Crap loses :)))

posted on 21 May 2013, 10:58

18. thehukka (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 May 2013)


cool video,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
these people have been charged for illigally doing it.
IE the had not got permission to use the HTC one on top of everest......

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