Mar 23rd, 2010

I haven’t been the biggest proponent of the new soft keyboard called Swype that allows you to input text into your mobile phone with a much different approach than any previous approach. For some reason it just doesn’t seem that effective to me, but others swear by the service and its now being prepackaged into a bunch of Android Phones. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an Android Phone that was used in the effort that broke the Guinness World Record for texting… it was the Samsung Omnia 2:

Here is the message that had to be composed:

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

The message was typed in what looks like about 35 seconds and the narrator claims that beats the old record by 5 seconds. Thirty-five seconds to type all of this out with a 3rd party keyboard? What are the rules for this competition? I think we should create an application called “Guinness Keyboard” that, in addition to the full QWERTY keyboard, features a button that allows you to input the entire above required sentences with one press.

Done in 1-second, beats the record by 34 seconds, bingo bango Android.

But in reality, anyone think they can beat this? Do it up, record it up, and link us in the comments. That’d be an awesome sight to see!