HTC One makes video call from summit of Everest

Thanks to a British explorer, the high-end Android phone is the first to make a video call from the highest point on Earth.

Everest Million

This might not be what the Taiwanese company had in mind when it wanted its HTC One to be on top of the world, but thanks to British mountaineer Daniel Hughes, the high-end Android phone is the first to make a video call from the highest point on Earth.

Hughes, who's trying to raise $1.5 million for Comic Relief -- it's also the highest ever Red Nose -- spoke to BBC News yesterday from the summit of Everest.

Everest Million is Hughes' project to share what it's like to climb to some 29,000 feet above sea level. As well as video and radio interviews with the Beeb, he's sharing video to YouTube and tweeting (I don't recommend looking at the photos if you're eating lunch -- his feet are not pretty). He's currently on $62,000 so he needs all the help he can get.

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