Following the success of the Ramadan-related content in 2006 and 2007, Nokia has released new mobile applications dedicated to the Muslim religious celebration that will start at the beginning of September.
Available as free downloads or pre-loaded on select Nokia handsets, the applications for this year's Ramadan include:
- Quran, coming in Othmani font but also with a multi-lingual interface. Users can search and bookmark any Surah and Ayah they want;
- Ramadaniat, which is a comprehensive collection of useful data about fasting, the I'tekaf, Zakah Al-Fitr and the benefits of Laylat Al-Qadr;
- Emsakya - alerting users about the times for the daily prayer, Iftar and Suhour;
- Hajj & Umrah is a guide for the journeys with the same names. Includes multimedia content plus places that travelers can visit on the way to Mecca;
- Mozzaker - read and/or listen to a collection of daily Azkar and send them via SMS or MMS to friends or family;
- Cards let you design Mobile Greeting Cards for various occasions. These can be sent as SMS or MMS.
Moreover, phones that are compatible with Nokia Maps can easily locate important mosques in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt and Morocco.
The Nokia devices that come pre-loaded with Ramadan applications are: Nokia N78, Nokia N70 Music Edition, Nokia E51, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia 6300, Nokia 3120 Classic and Nokia 2630. Of course, these handsets can include the content mentioned only if you buy them in the Middle East or Africa.
"The overwhelming response and feedback that we received from last year's offering allowed us to improve and expand this year's application, making it a complete solution that gives Nokia users a single and easy access to many of the cherished experiences that Muslims like to be close to during the Holy Month," declares Chris Braam, Vice President of Sales at Nokia Middle East and North Africa.
The Nokia Ramadan website can be accessed here (in Arabic), here (in English) or here (in French).
A YouTube video preview of Nokia's Ramadan applications is available, thus we present it to you below:
Please i am using N95 china phone. would this ramadan mobile application be compatible with my phone?
Well my opinion about this is that in the history of Nokia this is one of the best things the company has ever done or thought of doing.
thanks and God bless and promote the company to the extreme top.
Comment #2 by: Florin Troaca on 19 Aug 2008, 06:12 UTC
I have nokia e51. ever since I've installed Quran and Muzzaker applications on my mobile, I am unable to see the web pages properly in the browser. e.g., if I use Google, the search results do come but I think the font color changes to white and I cannot see anything on the page. When I uninstalled the applications, it became perfectly alright. Can someone help me on this as I really liked both the applications.
iam happy about this softwares, but mine is Nokia E61i & the softwares available r not comaptible with mine. any way good support. pls if you can develop such softwares for Nokia E 61i pls let me know.
Comment #5 by: Shaikh Arslan on 06 Sep 2008, 11:03 UTC
i have nokia 6300 and i want to download Ramadan applications. how is it possible that i do this by my phone or pc ?
ALLAH Bless you and promote your company to the extreme top.
I have the muzzaker aplication in my n70.Its taking most of the phone memory so i would like to uninstal it and re instal in memory card,however everytime i try to uninstal am told the aplication is open i must close it first.I have tried several time to no avail can somebody help.
can anyone please give me the link for downloading ramadan apps
i have the N97 and cant find it on the ovi store i even searched google and its also a dead end
it would be really helpful if u tell me of a link that
I am a Nokia user since several years and went through 6600,N 70,N81, N95 8GB and presently N 97. Even though I have used other brands also I switch over to Nokia soon. I am desperately in need of the Ramadan application especially the quran viewer cum reciter shown in the youtube video. Kindly help me download the same by sending link to my email ID firstname.lastname@example.org