Text message writing world record smashed

A British woman has broken the Guinness World record of text message writing using a Samsung handset and Swype - the alterative way of text entry on mobile phones.

Melissa Thompson from Manchester 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 just 25.94 seconds. The previous world record holder was Ann Franklin from America, who wrote the same text in 35.54 seconds.

The new record was set on the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone running Android, by using Swype.

This alternative way of entering text works by sliding a finger across the screen instead of removing it from the display, for each and every letter accessed and is apparently is a faster way of text entry.

Swype first shipped on Samsung Omnia II in 2009 and also featured on handsets by Motorola, whilst the latest beta is downloadable in addition to being installed by default on newer phones.

Guinness has yet to confirm the validity of the record breaking attempt, so there's still time to have a swype at the title yourself.

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Originally published at OneMobileRing.com