To celebrate the UK launch of the Treo 650, a former World Text Champion has used this smartphone to type the fastest-ever email written on the move using a QWERTY keyboard.
Arttu Harkki of Finland set the Guinness World Record for texting in 2001. Today, he used the Treo 650’s full QWERTY keypad to complete a message in just 2 minutes 22.9 seconds.
Hein Le Roux, official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, said, “There are a lot of phones that incorporate QWERTY keyboards, and we need to make sure that the record is standard across all models. For this reason, we asked Arttu Harkki to type using just the thumb of one hand.”
In keeping with the theme of communications, the message typed by Harkki was:
“The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell (UK), who filed his patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876 at the New York Patent Office, USA. The first intelligible call occurred in March 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, when Bell phoned his assistant in a nearby room and said ‘Come here Watson, I want you.’ ”
More about the Treo 650
The Treo 650 is palmOne’s latest smartphone, and has been designed to be both a handheld and a mobile phone in one.
It has a 320-by-320 pixel display, Bluetooth, an SD card slot, and a VGA camera.
More information on this smartphone is available on the palmOne web site.