Text messaging record set on Samsung phone
|Franklin Page, left, types out text messages via Samsung Electronics’ Omnia II in New York, yesterday. Page - an employee of Swype, which is the company behind the mobile input technology in the phone - set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest text messaging on a touchscreen mobile phone. Page typed in a 26-word phrase in 35.54 seconds, beating the previous top speed of 41.4 seconds. [YONHAP]|
A new world record for the fastest text message has been set by a user of Samsung Electronic Co.’s Omnia II handset, the Korean company said yesterday.
The new Guinness World Record for texting was set at 35.54 seconds by an Omnia II phone user in New York, Samsung said in a release.
The user texted the Guinness-designated 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.”
That compares with a previous world record set by a user in Singapore. The user in that case typed the same 160-letter, 26-word phrase in 41.4 seconds.
The Omnia II for the U.S. market is one of the first mobile handsets to adopt an advanced type of patented mobile input technology made by Seattle, Washington-based Swype Inc.
The software lets users input letters on a touch screen by swiping their finger across a keypad, and then recognizes the path the finger made to create words.
Samsung became the largest mobile handset seller in the United States last year for the first time since it entered the lucrative market 13 years ago.