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Celebrate Ramadan on New Apps Introduced by Nokia


Middle East : 28 July

New collection of Ramadan applications to be found in Ovi website

Now downloadable from Nokia’s Ovi webstore, the newest mobile Ramadan apps by Nokia observe the holy celebrations.

Created and enhanced for introduction in 2010, the apps were under review and approved by the mosque and Islamic university at Al Azhar Al Shareef.  Development went through Nokia Premium Partner ASGATech.

There are many things to be found in the apps, including the Quran and Qibla direction for a list of one thousand cities.  Prayer timings are included as well as Hadith application, Boyoot Allah to find a nearby mosque using an Ovi map and services to assist Muslims who do not speak Arabic with understanding the teachings related to Ramadan.  Multimedia mobile guides for Makkah and Madinah are included as well as Mozzaker apps to scroll through, download, translate and share religious information and prayer.

Nokia commented that the strong consumer response over 2009’s downloadable apps pushed them to make the enhancements and new introductions.  There were over a million downloads last year and with the expanded languages available, as well as the versatility of being used with a wide range of mobile devices, this year’s apps available from Nokia should continue to help Muslims stay connected to Ramadan.

Head of Nokia Lower Gulf’s marketing Karim Moussa also reiterated Nokia’s commitment to the Muslim population worldwide and to local businesses and Ramadan celebrations.  Nokia offers Ramadan apps free for 2010 and has incorporated both local and global content usable for a vast selection of mobile devices.

Andrew Reid, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
21 July

Arab Telecoms Agree to Construct Powerful Cable Network

Telecom companies from across the region have agreed to construct and maintain an expansive terrestrial cable network connecting the Arab world of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and the UAE with mainland Europe.
Six telcos including Jordan Telecom, Syrian Telecom, Mobily of Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s Etisalat, as well as a union of Mada and Zain [...]

19 July

Saudi Arabian Telecommunications Industry Thriving

The mobile phone sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recorded strong growth in the second quarter (Q2) of 2010.
Both Mobily and Zain Saudi Arabia have reported a substantial increase in revenue and profits.
Mobily has announced that its net profits have risen by 33% from SR675-million in the 2009 Q2 to SR901-million this year. [...]

12 July

Broadband Penetration Highest in Qatar ; Facebook and Twitter Take a Foothold

Euromonitor Internationals recent country report seems to suggest that the Qatari nation and those that call Qatar home, are amongst the most web savvy amongst their Gulf neighbours. The report, released on Monday showed that broadband penetration grew from just under 7% in 2004 to almost 45% by the close of 2009. In the same [...]

06 July

Unofficial iPhone Sales Increase in UAE

Apple’s new iPhone 4 is being offered for sale in the UAE by increasing numbers of online shops and merchants amidst huge customer demand.
Souq.com recently joined the list of sellers alongside other online stores such as alshop.com and aido.com. CEO for Souq.com, Ronaldo Mouchawar, said the price of the new iPhone 4 had come down ‘very [...]

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