Tuesday, August 24, 2010

World's Fastest SMS - Previous Record Smashed by 10 Seconds!

How fast can you text? If you read all of the comments on the YouTube video of the previous record holder, 24-year old American Franklin Page, everybody is claiming that they can do it faster and that Mr page cheated.

Whatever way you look at it, the folks at Guinness world records are ready to offer approval to 27-year old Melissa Thompson from Manchester in the UK for smashing Mr Page's previous record of 35.54 seconds by typing the same required paragraph into a new Samsung 'Galaxy S' using 'Swype' keyboard technology (which enables users to input text without their fingertip leaving the screen). Ms Thompson performed the feat in just 25.94 seconds.

To compete in the world record attempt, users must type the phrase, "the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human", with no errors in spelling or punctuation.

According to Ms Thompson, "I used to send a lot of text messages - 40 or 50-a-day to Chris alone [her boyfriend] - so we both knew I could type fast. But since we moved in together and I started my job I haven't been texting as much and, you could say, my fingers were out of shape. It's a real shock to find out that I'm the fastest texter in the world."

So what do you think? Reckon you can do it faster? :)

Check out the previous record holder in action - Franklin Page setting the record earlier this year:

[Read more at Sky News]

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