LG Canada seeking fastest fingers

The cellphone co will launch a country-wide texting competition this week called the 'Down and Dirty Battle of the QWERTY.'

LG Canada is calling Canada’s fastest thumbs to compete in the LG Canadian Texting Championship. The national competition will crown the most skilled text messager, based on speed, skill and accuracy.

Players in the ‘Down and Dirty Battle of the QWERTY’ will compete on their choice of the LG Keybo, LG Rumour or LG Vu handsets. All three have full QWERTY keypads.

The qualifying events kick off this Thursday at the Eaton Centre and will run across the country, stopping at malls and consumer events leading up to a grand finale in Toronto in August. Up for grabs is $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Those who can’t make it out to the event can track the progress from a microsite, www.lg.ca/texting, and register to win tickets to the finals. The site features a cross-linking promotion with MuchMusic.com which extends to TV; Much on Demand viewers tuning in June 27 will have a chance to win an LG phone.