First Tweet From Everest ... Is a Commercial

Climber Kenton Cool raves about his Samsung phone
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2011 12:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mount Everest got 3G coverage last year, so it was only a matter of time before we started getting high-altitude tweets from the summit. The first one has arrived, reports Mashable. It comes courtesy of British climber Kenton Cool, who skips the scenic stuff and gets right to business: "Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!" Any guesses which company sponsored his hike?

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