Texting World Record Broken Using Swype

What better way is there to achieve a niche in world history than by landing in the Guinness Book of World Records for typing the fastest text message ever? One 27-year-old British woman has nearly achieved such a feat, beating out the previous world texting champion--24-year-old American Franklin Page--by almost ten seconds.

Melissa Thompson, from Salford, Greater Manchester, texted the following sentence in a mere 25.94 seconds: "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."

Franklin Page previously texted the same message in 35.54 seconds. Wow.

According to Samsung, Thompson was shopping with her boyfriend, Chris Davies, when a company salesperson challenged her to break the world's record using the new Galaxy S smartphone. The device uses Swype technology, allowing the user to "type" messages without lifting a finger.

"With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods--at over 40 words per minute," reads the Swype website. "The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more."

Currently Thompson's record-breaking text message still requires Guinness approval. However despite the texting feat, Thompson admitted that she was somewhat out of practice, as her new job--along with moving in with Davies--has reduced her amount of texting. Previously she wrote 40 to 50 messages a day to Davies alone.

"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," she said. "It's a real shock to find out that I'm the fastest texter in the world."

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  • She's not the fastest texter in the world, she's the fastest person who's bothered to step up to the plate and make such a claim.
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  • cruiseoverideTook me 33.6s to do it on a PC keyboard.


    Maybe you should hit up some Mavis Beacon.
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  • She's not the fastest texter in the world, she's the fastest person who's bothered to step up to the plate and make such a claim.
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  • I must admit Swype is ultra fast and superior to the standard way of texting. Since I turned it on when I got my Galaxy S I have not turned it off.
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  • Prince_PorterShe's not the fastest texter in the world, she's the fastest person who's bothered to step up to the plate and make such a claim.

    hey retard, did you even read the article? no? didn't think so.
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