Fastest Text Messaging While Skydiving-world
record set by Samsung Mobile
DALLAS, TX, USA -- A team of professional skydivers
text messaged while freefalling from 12,000 feet outside the
Los Angeles city limits at the Samsung Mobile XTREME TEXTING
event-setting the world record for theFastest Text Messaging While Skydiving.
Photo: The high-flying daredevils had
to accurately text message the phrase: "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." (enlarge
The skydivers had only one minute
to text message the phrase while freefalling before pulling
their parachutes and gliding to the ground.
The team of 10 skydivers used a variety
of Samsung Mobile messaging phones during this challenge,
including the Samsung Propel(TM), Samsung Gravity(TM), Samsung
Rant(TM), Samsung Alias(TM) and Samsung Messager(TM). Samsung
Mobile created XTREME TEXTING as a unique way to promote its
new lineup of text messaging phones. Once all 10 skydivers were safe on the ground
and their phones were checked for accuracy, the video shot
by two aerial videographers and two additional videographers
on the ground was sent for official judging.
About Samsung Telecommunications America Samsung
Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary
of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and
markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products
throughout North America.
For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
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