The old BlackBerry physical keyboard on the cell phone was always best for text and email spelling accuracy, but I would nonetheless make mistakes that could render a message unreadable. When the cell phone fad moved to the glass screen, mistakes rose with the slickness of the surface. And even with voice recognition software – my preferred method to draft a text message – mistakes still abound. Often times my response to a text message that requires a significant amount of typing is: “Call me.”
I’m waiting for the day I can simply record a verbal message into the phone and then commonly send it to another phone. While this is available on BlackBerry’s Messenger application, if my work colleagues and friends don’t use the software being the early adopter always seems more work than it’s worth.
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World record via iPhone 6 plus
Until that glorious point in the future when we no longer need to type a text or email, we will have world records that will be broken for the world speed record for text messaging, which recently occurred on the iPhone 6 Plus.
CNET is reporting that Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho recently broke his own texting world record, established just this last May on a Samsung Galaxy S4, but this time he used the Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus to achieve the goal.
In May it took Filho but a mere 18.19 seconds to text the sentence “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.”
Previous attempts of setting text messaging world record
While one might have difficulty verbalizing that sentence in 18.19 seconds, Filho was able to beat his previous Guinness World Record.
In New York just last month, with a judge from Guinness looking on, he smashed his previous record and typed the same tongue tying text in just 17 seconds.
“I’m not really sure why I was faster on the iPhone,” Filho, the world champion texter, said in a statement. “It could be the slight difference in screen size, it could be how responsive the touchscreen is. I’m glad I can use Fleksy on both devices now though.”
I’m just waiting for the moment in history when I no longer have to type my messages, but can just transmit my thoughts directly to others.