15-year-old wins LG's national texting championship

LG held yet another national texting championship, and a teenager from Iowa took home the $50,000 prize.

Kate Moore
Kate Moore has been crowned a texting champ. LG

Fifteen-year-old Kate Moore won LG's third annual U.S. National Texting Championship this week. The contest finals were held in New York Tuesday, and Moore won $50,000 as well as a free LG enV3. Moore, who's from Des Moines, Iowa, attributes her success to her 14,000-texts-a-month habit.

The contest required entrants to perform a series of challenges, like texting while blindfolded and texting while going through an obstacle course. The final showdown had both finalists text three long phrases without any mistakes. However, all tasks were done with an LG enV3, which has a full QWERTY keyboard. We think it would've been a lot more interesting if they texted with normal phones with a number keypad and T9 predictive text.

LG's texting contest drew almost 250,000 applicants, and all finalists were 22 or younger.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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