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Posted by Admin April 07, 2010 05:21

Using Swype's Innovative Entry System

Those who find the response of their phones touchscreens may want to trade-in for a Samsung Omnia II so they can become a speed texter like Franklin Page who has broken the world record for being the fastest text messager.

The 23-year old was working as an intern at Seattle start-up Swype when the company bosses discovered his agility when it came to writing speedy SMSs. As a result, Page is now the star of his own television advert in which shows off his impressive talent.

Using Swype’s innovative text-entry system, which allows users to type in words by dragging their finger in a dot-to-dot motion as opposed to tapping each character separately, Page was filmed working his magic on a Samsung Omnia II to type the 160-character phrase which Guinness uses to monitor text-speed record attempts.

It took him 35.54 seconds to type: “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.”

Beating the previous record of 40.91 seconds, Page is worried he may not hold the current record for long. He tells The Seattle Times: "This commercial's going to air, and there are going to be 12-year-old kids beating me. There are going to be 80-year-old women beating me.”

"I'm not going to be surprised when someone puts up a video of themselves doing it in 32 or 33 seconds," Page adds. "Then I'll have to re-challenge, right?"

Think you can beat Page’s record? Sell your old phone to buy an Android to test Swype’s text-input methods.

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