Islamic tech

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In the few short months since our May coverage of LG's handset with an imbedded Qiblah indicator, several companies have joined LG in spotlighting technology specifically targeted to the world's Muslim population. Malaysian mobile service provider Maxis has actually been providing a host of "meaningful and relevant" Islamic-themed content and services to its subscribers since 2001. Their pay-per-download offerings include nasyid (religious songs), spiritual guides, quotes from the Koran, Ramadan fasting schedules, screensavers, picture messages, and WAP-based access to prayer times, many of which they showcased at the Infocomtech Convention in Brunei in mid-May. In July, Dubai 's IlkoneTel launched…

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