Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Why would I need a phone with a compass?

Well, if you were Muslim and needed to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day, or Jewish and needed to face Jerusalem 3 times a day...
Muslim faithful have used a short messaging service for years as a digital muezzin, texting them to prayer five times a day from the cellular towers instead of minarets.

Now, taking the concept further and pointing Muslims towards Mecca, LG Electronics (LGE) has developped a GPRS mobile phone equipped with a compass and programmed to indicate direction.

Moer information from Smart Mobs blog and from eTechKorea

Original article from Future Now - Global phones, local culture


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