It seems that the British aren't taking full advantage of the handy T9 predictive text entry feature on their phones, as Reuters is reporting that a record 3.8 million Brits suffered from a repetitive stress injury caused by fervent texting in the past year. Furthermore, 38% more people experienced a messaging-related RSI in 2005 than five years earlier, and 10% of the population send up to 100 texts every day. These statistics come from a survey commissioned by Virgin Mobile, who may live to regret it once they get hit with the first wave of SMS injury-related lawsuits. It looks like the souped-up XT9 couldn't have debuted at a better moment in history.

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