Typing speeds on phones, will we ever beat keyboards

A study has found that people are almost able to type as fast on a phone as they can on a computer keyboard.

People typing on mobile phones typically hit about 38 words per minute, however on a keyboard this is around 52 wpm.

That gap become smaller still when tests were run on those aged between 10 and 19, who are able to type 48 wpm.

The research is based on the results from over 37,000 people, who were typing on both computers and phones.

The quickest typist on a phone hit speeds of 85 wpm, but the auto-correct feature did have a hand to play in this result.

Still a bit of work to do though as the fastest typing speed ever, 216 words per minute, was achieved by Stella Pajunas-Garnand from Chicago in 1946 in one minute on an IBM electric using the QWERTY key layout.