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

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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18 Comments

1. ksenia

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

HTC forever the KING

3. MariaGabriela

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

wow Samsung trash fanboys giving downs

4. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

ALL the fanboys have pathetic and sad lives... That is all.

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

9. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 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.

10. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

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

11. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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?

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

15. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

19. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

17. kaira

Posts: 26; Member since: May 12, 2013

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

6. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

HTC going to new heights in advertising :P

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I see what you did here.. LOL

7. papss unregistered

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

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

13. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

18. thehukka

Posts: 4; Member since: May 12, 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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