Samsung Mobile has announced the launch of a nationwide contest to find India’s fastest sender of SMS. The Delhi leg of the competition will be held from February 9 to February 12 at the Mobile Expo 2005 in New Delhi.
The SMS, “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" has to be typed on the cell phone keypad, completed with punctuation marks. No predictive text (T9 Dictionary), QWERTY keyboards or any keyboard is allowed.
Senjam Raj Sekhar, Head- Corporate Communications, Samsung India Electronics, said, “With over 30 million SMSs exchanged daily, India has one of the busiest SMS traffics in the world. Indians, especially the youth are avid SMS users. With the sixth largest mobile market in the world, we believe the fastest SMS could be sent from India.” He added, “Indians have a fascination for beating and setting records. There are several Indians who hold Guinness records on variety of subjects. We at Samsung feel that in the context of the popularity of mobile phones, this is definitely a record that an Indian must hold."
According to the Guinness World Records, Britain’s James Tusler typed this text of 160 characters on his mobile in 1 minute 7 seconds at Sydney in 2003. This record was broken in 2004 by a 23-year-old Singaporean woman Kimberly Yeo, who thumbed the 26 words message in 43.24 seconds on her phone.