Just as the world record of fast SMS typing had been smashed, someone came along and smashed the new one, following with a blog post and a video of the impressive feat.
“So, I guess I did something sort of cool,” Blogger Brian Sweet of Gumball Tech writes
“I read a blog post on Boy Genius Report yesterday about a woman who used a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and its Swype keyboard, who actually ended up beating the world record,” he explains.
As did multiple UK publications, Sweet acknowledges that “She typed the paragraph at about 25.94 seconds.”
Her name is Melissa Thompson. She is a Salford, Greater Manchester resident.
The paragraph in question was: “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.”
Sweet evidently knew he had also been blessed with rapid-texting abilities, and decided to take on the challenge of writing the two intricate phrases even faster.
According to a video he shot as he typed the words, he managed to do it in less than 22 seconds, some four seconds faster than Melissa.
The incredible footage is embedded below.
“Will it be a real world record? I’m not sure yet, but that’d be cool if it does!”, Brian concludes. According
to a report by CultofMac dated August 24, Melissa’s feat was still being verified by Guiness.
Regardless of whether the duo established any world records at all, the news should put an end to any complaints regarding the iOS virtual keyboard.
Since the iPhone’s original introduction in 2007, many have reported difficulties with typing text messages, or email using the phone’s on-screen keyboard.
However, many of these complaints came from people whose hands were too big, or whose fingernails were too long.