Swype and Samsung yesterday announced that they have successfully set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest text message on a touchscreen mobile phone using Swype on the Windows Mobile 6.5 powered Samsung Omnia II. Using the official phrase of the Guinness World Records for records related to text messaging, "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," Franklin Page, a recent employee of Swype successfully texted the phrase in 35.54 seconds using Swype technology.
Page's time set the record in a brand new category for the fastest text message on a touchscreen mobile phone.
The new Guinness World Record was judged by Stuart Claxton, an official Guinness World Records adjudicator. In conjunction with the new record, Samsung Mobile shot a TV commercial for the Samsung Omnia II featuring Page and Claxton.
"One of the many benefits of the Omnia II is Swype technology, which allows users to enter text faster than ever before," said Paul Golden, chief marketing officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. "Samsung Mobile is proud to be the first handset manufacturer to bring innovations like Swype to market. We knew that Swype made touchscreen texting faster and easier and setting a new Guinness World Record is an exciting way to show what the technology can really do."
Swype's patented technology provides a faster and more intuitive way to input text on touch-screens., The underlying software provides a high degree of error tolerance making it faster than existing text entry methods as it does not require users to hit each letter accurately. Average users can quickly achieve text input speeds at over 40 words per minute.
Cheers ~ Arne