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SMS-related injuries becoming more prevalant in the UK

Evan Blass

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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