News by Brad Kellett on Monday January 23, 2006.
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Smashing the previous Guinness World Record of 67 seconds, a 28 year old Singaporean women has triple-tapped 26 words into a mobile phone in an astonishing 43.24 seconds.
Kimberly Yeo, a Business student, typed the 160 character message "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." including all punctuation and in upper- and lower-case letters - without the aid of any predictive text functions such as T9 or iTAP. Yeo says she sends an average of 1500 text messages a month to friends and family, so it's no wonder she is so good at it.
The feat was accomplished outside a department store, in a contest held by Singapore carrier SingTel, and Yeo walked away with S$17,500 (about US$10,250) in prize money - all for sending a text message.
Brad Kellett writes for MobileBurn from his home outside of Sydney, Australia.