World Record for Typing the Fastest Text Message Smashed by Brit Using a Galaxy S

August 22, 2010, By Alex Ion

Melissa Thompson from Salford, Greater Manchester, is now the fastest texter in the world. The 28 years old Brit wrote “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”, in nothing less than 25.94 seconds.

Beating the current holder, Franklin Page, 24, by a huge 9.6 seconds — back in March, Franklin managed to write the same text in 35.54 seconds — is considered a great improvement. Mainly because Melissa didn’t prepare especially for that attempt.

Ms Thomson and her boyfriend Chris Davies, 23, were out, shopping, when they visited a Samsung store. Company officials invited her to have a go at breaking the world record. They gave her a Samsung Galaxy S, which as you know, features a “SWYPE” key pad (or call it a next-gen virtual keyboard) that enables users to input text without their fingertip leaving the screen, and the rest is now history.

Samsung Galaxy S

“I used to send a lot of text messages – 40 or 50-a-day to Chris alone 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. But using SWYPE helped. Everyone should give it a go and see how easy it is,” she said.

The new record is yet to be officially approved by the folks from Guinness.

Meanwhile you can enjoy a video with the SWYPE keyboard on the Galaxy S.

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