Mobile Qur’an

The Gulf Daily News reports that the first Islamic mobile phone, the ilkone i800, was launched in Bahrain on Wednesay.

The new product is the first phone to have full Islamic applications and features, such as a complete text of the Holy Quran with English translation, automatic prayer-time alarm, Qibla directions from anywhere in the world and automated silence or vibration mode for 40 minutes during prayer time.

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Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.

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