Nokia captures the spirit of Ramadan
Nokia’s latest phone selection -Nokia N73 Special Edition, Nokia 6300, and Nokia 3110 Classic – all come pre-loaded with Islamic applications. The selection of applications available in the Nokia devices are: Azkar, Ramadaniat, Ramadan Greetings, Hajj and Umrah, Islamic Organizer, Universal Dictionary and Ramadan Themes. In addition to that, the N73 Special Edition includes three E-books, Names of Allah and additional Ramadan content. "At Nokia, we enjoy the challenge of developing and producing solutions that are beneficial for the every day life of our customers, wherever they may be," said Timo Toikkanen, Senior Vice President, Customer and Market Operations Nokia Middle East and Africa
"The Ramadan applications have been especially designed to aid prayer and worship throughout the Holy-month for this year and in the future, with options like the Azkar and Ramadaniat full of useful information and advice to users. The Islamic applications are especially useful for those people who lead busy lives and look to technology to help them organize their time, as they are a comprehensive platform that covers all aspects of the holy season - from daily prayers, rules on fasting and Zakat, and even Ramadan SMS greetings," he added. The Azkar application provides a valuable collection of Azkar for the morning and evening. Users can navigate the application in a choice of different languages including Arabic, English, French, Farsi, and Urdu. In addition, users can send Azkar via SMS to family and friends. The Tasbeeh counter, which can be used in place of physical prayer beads can calculate and log the number of prayers said.
Ramadaniat consists of a large collection of useful information including the rules of fasting, Zakah Al-Fitr, the benefits of Laylat Al-Qadr and the I'tekaf in Ramadan. Included in the application are a number of images that relate to different elements and teachings of the Holy season, which can also be sent via SMS.
The Ramadan greetings application allows users to send greetings cards for the Holy season via MMS and SMS, either from the vast array of images in the picture gallery or by creating new cards on the device itself.
The Hajj and Umrah application is considered a complete guide to the Hajj and Umrah, and contains detailed explanations for every step involved. The application includes multimedia instructions with audible narration. It highlights the most important Islamic shrines with illustrations and pictures, as well as instructions for the pilgrim's work during the Hajj.
As a commitment to users in the region, Nokia added the Islamic organiser to a selected range of its devices. The Islamic Organizer includes audible alarms for the five daily prayers, a Qibla direction indicator and a Hijri calendar, marking important Islamic events.
The Universal Dictionary supports English, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and French. Users can listen to words being pronounced in translation, as well as viewing the translation on screen.
N73 Special Edition users will find two valuable Islamic E-books: "Forty Hadith Qudsi" and "Forty Hadith Nabawi", which have been provided by Dar El Shourouk, the biggest Arabic books publisher in the Middle East, pre-installed on the miniSD card. The offering of the Download Application includes a third E-Book, the Name of Allah application, which is exclusively available for Nokia NSeries users.