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Pedro Matias Sets New Texting Record At Mobile World Cup 70

Pedro Matias showed off his mad txtin sklz at this year's Mobile World Cup and managed to set a new record for "fastest, most accurate" texts as determined by the event's corporate owners. "history was made when Portugal's Pedro Matias set the new World's Record for texting by typing a 264-character text in just 1 minute 59 seconds (besting the previous record by 23 seconds). Of course, each Mobile World Cup must have its share of controversy -- in this case, Engadget Mobile's very own Chris Ziegler led a silent protest during the awards ceremony. The group was reportedly upset over the use of QWERTY phones (the LG enV3 in this case) to break the record."
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Pedro Matias Sets New Texting Record At Mobile World Cup

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  • Morse code is faster (Score:3, Informative)

    by Maximum Prophet ( 716608 ) on Friday January 15, 2010 @04:34PM (#30784306)
    That's only 22 5 character words (plus 1 character spaces). the Extra class amateur ham license requires 25 wpm, and some military Morse operators could do 60 wpm.

    My dad knew an operator that could buffer an entire line of text in his head before he started typing on a manual typewriter.

Computer programmers do it byte by byte.