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The world record for texting on a mobile phone device has been broken by a British woman. Melissa Thompson from Salford in Greater Manchester is now the holder of the Guinness World Record after beating the previous holder of the title by almost 10 seconds using Swype. Sell your old phone for an Android to get this brilliant text input system!

The phrase used for testing speedy text composing is “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” and Thompson wrote it in an impressive 25.94 seconds.

American intern Franklin Page wrote the same passage in 35.54 seconds earlier this year in March to become the fastest, but his record was easily smashed by the 27-year old Northerner.

Using the innovative text input programme SWYPE on the Galaxy S, Thompson’s fingertip hovered over the letters she wanted to use to create a word meaning there was no tapping action. Page also used the same technique when he broke the record.

Thompson was out shopping with her boyfriend Chris when they visited a Samsung roadshow. It was here when she was invited to take a stab at breaking the record.

"I used to send a lot of text messages - 40 or 50-a-day to Chris alone so we both knew I could type fast," she said.

"But 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.

"It's a real shock to find out that I'm the fastest texter in the world. But using SWYPE helped. Everyone should give it a go and see how easy it is."

If you want to break the world record for texting, it might be worth recycling your old phone and using the cash to fund a phone which enables Swype.

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