Pedro Matias Sets New Texting Record At LG Mobile World Cup (Video)

Pedro Matias Sets New Texting Record At LG Mobile World Cup (Video)

By | Jan 16, 2010
Showcasing the “fastest, most accurate” text messengers (according to the corporation that dreamed up this little publicity stunt), the LG Mobile World Cup Championship went down yesterday at Gotham Hall in New York City. We’re proud to say that the American team fared well — grabbing second place and winning $20,000 in the process — although in the end the cup went to South Korea. Additionally, 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. “The only true test of texting skill is a numeric keypad, without T9,” he said. “Hell, it’s the Morgan Pozgar affair all over again. Is nothing sacred?” PR and video after the break. [By the way, we totally made the last part up.]

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