Swype breaks fastest Text Message World Record, heads to Guinness Book

Swype is an award winning and hyped keyboard for Android. It has a steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it is an awesome keyboard and can increase your typing speed considerably. Soon after its launch, Swype turned some heads with its typing capabilities and an intern at Swype earned the Guinness book record for fastest text message ever.

Recently, the record was broken, this time by a woman in Britain who was using Swype as well. She is now the new Guinness world record holder and the best part is that the woman was invited into a Motorola roadshow and asked to try out the Swype keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S.

The woman was able to key in the phrase “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 just 25.94 seconds. The last record was held on the Samsung Omnia II at around 35 second for the same phrase.

Here is a video of Swype keyboard for Android. If you cannot see the video on this page, head over to this YouTube page.


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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.