Windows Phone’s onscreen keyboard has been widely acclaimed as one of the best on available smartphone platforms right from the beginning. Apparently, it just got better with the new Word Flow, an onscreen text entry enhancement that works by swiping (instead of typing) – yes; like Swype and SwiftKey – has broken the Guinness World Record® for touchscreen and blind texting. The message that 15-year-old Gaurav Sharma, using a phone running an early version of Windows Phone 8.1, had to text was this:
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.
His record? 18.44 seconds. An earlier record from 2010 using Swype was 35.54 seconds on the Samsung Omnia® II. This was bettered to 25.94 seconds on a Samsung Galaxy S in the same year.
Word flow will be available to all devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Here is the video of the performance for your viewing: