Toronto’s Kathy Spence, 17, was crowned Canada’s Fastest Texter when she won the 2009 LG Canadian Texting Championship in June. Spence texted the phrase: "Of course you can say it backwards, which is Suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus!" with the least amount of errors in the shortest time to take the title. Amy Konecnik, also 17, is a Saskatoon native and was a runner-up in the competition.
"Winning the LG Canadian Texting Championship was awesome, but New York is a whole other level," said Spence. "Part of my prize was that I got to keep the LG Keybo 2 I competed on, so I’ve been timing myself and practicing on that - and I think I’m ready to bring home the gold!"
The LG Mobile World Cup is an annual competition that pits the world’s top texters against each other. This year, the two fastest people from 13 countries will gather in New York City’s Gotham Hall to battle it out for the title of "World’s Fastest Texter." The two-day competition will feature practice rounds and a Guinness World Record attempt, in addition to the competition.
"Text messaging has exploded over the past few years in Canada and is now a Global phenomenon. In fact, it’s become the preferred communication method for many," said Frank Lee, Sr. Manager , Public Affairs and Corporate Sponsorship at LG Canada "We figured why not create a fun and exciting experience that capitalizes on this phenomenon while still showcasing LG’s latest technology?"
For more information on the Mobile World Cup, please visit www.lg.ca/texting.
To follow Team Canada’s journey, check out twitter.com/LGCanada for updates and videos from the LG Mobile World Cup starting January 13th. [December 17, 2009]
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