Portugal Man Sets Text Messaging Record, but Needs a QWERTY Keypad to Do It

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admobadmo

I've discovered that the worlds fastest typer can do about 1500 characters in two minutes, continously for 50 minutes to set a record. Is having a small keyboard that much of a handicap that he can't even reach one fifth of that speed?

Maybe he did it with one hand while driving?

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JordanN5253

Think they should be allowed to use QWERTY keypads.. Seems like cheating. I'd be pissed if I was the previous record holder.

 

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aziobron

i just typed out a 284 character text on my Env2 in 1:05...how did he do it so damn slow yet they can call it a record? 

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vistageek

I know 50 girls that could own that record on a keypad with a blindfold on not making any mistakes.

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Solarscreen

On a qwerty phone?  My daughter could have done that on her Chocolate while watching tv.  She cranks out a novel on her qwerty phone in no time.  I'd estimate twice as fast as this supposed record.

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DBsantos77

 Lmao, cranks out a novel, awesome!!

-Santos

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nekollx

 did i mention i wrote a novel? ;)

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mrvander

Basketball, Football, Baseball...no mention of hockey? No mention of Wayne Gretzky? I think your anti-canadian bias is showing. This must be why you make them answer a trivia question in order to enter contests. ;)

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K0BALT

I wanna know what sentence he typed._

 

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nekollx

 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)...(the LG enV3 in this case) to break the record.

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ThunderBolt

some spoiled blond american whilte teenage girl to beat the record

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Asevening

Portugal Teen Sets Text Messaging Record, but Needs a QWERTY Keypad to Do It

...and 27-year-old Pedro Matias just...

How long are you a teen in Portugal?

Also, that seems slow.

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Paul_Lilly

Oops. When I first saw the article, I couldn't fathom this would be a teen record. Hence the title, which I forgot to edit after discovering Matias was a grown man.

-Paul Lilly

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ThunderBolt

MAXIMUMPC FAIL!

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Paul_Lilly

Text messaging championships? Human race fail.

-Paul Lilly

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ThunderBolt

human fail is baseball and cricket

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paladaxar

I agree...that can't be right.  If it really took him 2 minutes, I know 100 girls that could beat him with their eyes closed on a non-querty phone.

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paladaxar

Yup...just tried it on my Moto Droid.  I typed 270 characters in 1 minute and 45 seconds without really trying that hard.  I did make a few mistakes while I was typing, but I backspaced them and corrected them while still coming in 15 seconds under 2 minutes.  So his record (as recorded here) is either a mis-print, or there just wasn't any competition there!  (And trust me, I am by no means a fast texter)

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paladaxar

Yup...just tried it on my Moto Droid.  I typed 270 characters in 1 minute and 45 seconds without really trying that hard.  I did make a few mistakes while I was typing, but I backspaced them and corrected them while still coming in 15 seconds under 2 minutes.  So his record (as recorded here) is either a mis-print, or there just wasn't any competition there!  (And trust me, I am by no means a fast texter)

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nekollx

 I'm pretty sure your not allowed to make mistakes and its a sentence not lol speak or random characters you type.

 

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paladaxar

I typed sentences...I even used correct punctuation.  Also, given that I only tried one time (I'm not going to sit here and "practice" like the 27 year old "teen" in the article said), and had 14 seconds left over, I'm sure I could have done it without any mistakes if I had been trying a TINY bit harder.  And like I said, I'm by no means fast compared to my friends.

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nekollx

 but would trying harder to make NO mistakes cost you 14+ seconds.

Would your friends be able to do it under presure and on the clock?

 

You must consider all these things, doesn't mean much if they can type 500 words in 60 seconds if they choak under the preasure.

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Xerloq

263 Characters. 119 Seconds. 2.21 characters per second. Previous record was 1.86 characters per second?

Really. That seems slow.

 

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johnny3144

but to do it without any mistake on a keypad smaller than your palm, that is something

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