A new kind of smart phone has been launched today in India to corner a valuable religious market which will no doubt attract hundreds of millions of users. It is called the Islamaphonia and is going to be the world's first smart phone for Islam.
Islamaphonia was the idea of Gupta Singh from Mumbai in India who used to work for Google. He discovered that one of the most used words of the last decade was Islamaphobia which means fear of Islam and so in a clever marketing ploy, he invented the word Islamaphonia which required the change of just one letter. He now intends that Islamaphonia will replace Islamaphobia as the most used word and he will also have an automatic marketplace for the mobile phones.
Gupta, 36, who already has 8 children has explained some of the exciting features of the phone to In Seine News: "this is unlike any other phone on the market, for starters, if you put your finger on this application it will open the Koran in 29 different languages; this app here will open up the Hadith, and this one here will show the quotes of Mohammed(pbuh)!
There is also a GPS app which will automatically direct you towards Mecca, along with an alarm which calls you to prayer five times a day. We have even got an app which calculates the number of Muslim births per day in the world. This one, 'jihad' app, can keep you up to date with all the wars that we are currently involved in (that's why it requires a massive memory). In a world where communication is vital, it is great to keep up to date and no self-respecting Muslim should be without one!
There is a selection of fine decorative Arabian wallpapers and screensavers along with some of the best ringtones that I have heard.
As this is the prototype Islamaphonia, we hope to develop it further by creating a fine camelskin leather pouch which will include a Burka holder and a foldaway prayer mat. However, we want to make it quite clear that there is no plan to have contacts with Al Qaeda.
Get your Islamaphonia today!"
Islamaphonia is on sale for only Rs.78