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Fastest Texting in the World Actually on an iPhone?

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Yesterday a UKPA article generated headlines claiming a British woman had beaten the record for the fastest text message by typing "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 25.94 seconds. The feat was reportedly accomplished on a Galaxy S smartphone at a Samsung store using Swype keyboard alternative.

The story was a bit suspicious in that apparently the woman had just walked in off the street to a Samsung roadshow and was given the chance to try beating the world record. So, doesn't really sound like the record is rigorously challenged very often. One iPhone user (gumballtech) who read the report figured he'd try his hand at the same feat and managed to come in under 22 seconds -- more than 3 seconds less than this new world record. He even recorded this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXyVzLjKag

Now, we're not sure the actual rules for it to be a "World Record" qualifying time. Gumballtech relied slightly on the iPhone's text correction, but that certainly can't be a disqualifying issue as Swype is entirely based on predictive text generation.


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Kar98

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If MacRumors had a page 3 section, this is where this article should be, if at all.
 
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DylanLikesPorn

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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

i copied and pasted this in 3.2 seconds.
 
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jayducharme

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I think this is interesting to counter all those people who insist that an on-screen keyboard (especially the iPhone's) is bad for "serious" typing. As for myself, I type as fast on the iPhone as I do on my desktop keyboard. So I'm happy with it.
 
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AppleMactablet

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Finally some point to the augument that "I wont get a iPhone-cause you cant text on it-cause it dont got a physical keyboard"-dumb person voice, Well in theory virtual keyboards and esp the iphones should be better for texting because that feedback does not drain milliseconds from a record texter.
 
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Digital Skunk

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Finally some point to the augument that "I wont get a iPhone-cause you cant text on it-cause it dont got a physical keyboard"-dumb person voice, Well in theory virtual keyboards and esp the iphones should be better for texting because that feedback does not drain milliseconds from a record texter.

Shame on you for trying to make this worthless story into an intellectual conversation. :p

Seriously though, I am sure anyone can beat that record with practice. Doubt it had anything to do with the type of phone.
 
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rhett7660

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Finally some point to the augument that "I wont get a iPhone-cause you cant text on it-cause it dont got a physical keyboard"-dumb person voice, Well in theory virtual keyboards and esp the iphones should be better for texting because that feedback does not drain milliseconds from a record texter.

Classic!!!!!!

Ha..... lets hope he can get to the real GBOWR and do this. Either way, that is freaking fast!!!
 
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BeSweeet

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Anyway, that's me in the video. LOL at some of your stupid comments.

This took me 5 minutes to do after I came home from COLLEGE. After I read the BGR article, I went and beat that lady's score myself. Not exactly a big deal, but still interesting nonetheless.
 
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tctony

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Anyway, that's me in the video. LOL at some of your stupid comments.

This took me 5 minutes to do after I came home from COLLEGE. After I read the BGR article, I went and beat that lady's score myself. Not exactly a big deal, but still interesting nonetheless.

Good job. Pretty impressive typing there.

Sick of hearing about that Swype shiz.
 
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BeSweeet

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I'm gonna try playing with this chick's MyTouch 3G to see how fast I can type this on Swype. Some people on YouTube think I should try iDitDahText, but I don't think it's iOS 4 compatible.
 
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MacFly123

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He should fare even better in landscape mode I think.

Actually I type faster in portrait! Most people I know do. It is more comfortable when using two fingers. When it is in landscape you have to reach more for the keys. The only people I know that like typing in landscape better are people who have pretty fat fingers hehe :p

Good job. Pretty impressive typing there.

Sick of hearing about that Swype shiz.

No kidding! I have used swype and honestly don't care about it. I can already type very fast on my iPhone!
 
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BeSweeet

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Actually I type faster in portrait! Most people I know do. It is more comfortable when using two fingers. When it is in landscape you have to reach more for the keys. The only people I know that like typing in landscape better are people who have pretty fat fingers hehe :p

I type faster in portrait as well. You have to move your fingers around too much in landscape. I'll see how fast I can type this in landscape mode real quick :cool:.
 
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DylanLikesPorn

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If anyone can break these speed typing records, it's those quick-fingered South Koreans.

btw, any info on that woman with the previous speed record? i like women with fast fingers.
 
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