LG launches mobile phones with Islamic apps

LG has launched two new phones, the LG GD335 and LG KP500N, equipped with Islamic applications such as the Qiblah indicator

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By  Gareth Van Zyl Published  August 16, 2009

LG has launched two new phones, the LG GD335 and LG KP500N, equipped with Islamic applications such as the Qiblah indicator.

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, Pan-Arab consumers of these phones will be able to access applications such as a Qiblah indicator, which uses an inbuilt longitude and latitude orientation or city references to indicate the direction of the Qiblah. The phones also come with Adhan and Salah prayer time alarm functions as well as Quran software, the Hijiri calendar and a Zakat calculator.

The LG KP500N has a 11.9 mm body and features that include a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3D accelerometer and an Active Flash User Interface with widget icons to provide access to commonly used functions.

The LG GD335 features a 2 megapixel autofocus camera that displays photos on a high resolution 2.2 inch GVGA touchscreen. The handset also has a MP3 player while the phone can hold up to 1Gbyte of music, photos or data. It comes with Bluetooth compatibility as well, and enhanced battery capabilities through the built in light sensors.

Mr H.S Paik, President LG Electronics Gulf FZE says, “We’ve worked very hard to understand our customers and develop products based on their individual needs and have once again pushed the very limits of innovation with our Islamic feature phones.”

The GD335 and KP500N retail at US $ 163 and US $ 245 respectively and are now available across the UAE. LG isn’t the only player to get involved in developing Islamic mobile applications as Nokia recently announced that owners of phones such as the Nokia N97 and Nokia E75 can access applications such as the Holy Quran, Prayer Times, Hadeeth, Zakah Calculator and Hajj apps.

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