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I-Tel, an unknown player in the mobile handset space, has launched India’s first multimedia customized mobile phone for Muslims.

Known as i-Tel i786, it comes integrated with special software for Muslims like Azan Alarms, Prayer Timings, Wallpapers, Ring Tones, Hijri and Gregorian Calendars, and Zakat calculator.

Talking to The Mobile Indian, a spokesperson of the company said, “we have started the customized mobile phone for Muslims having customized Muslim calendar, prayer timing schedule and Qibla directions and Muslim wallpapers.’

He added: “We have taken permission from the biggest mosque and leading Islamic scholars to sell this customized Muslim handsets to Muslims all over the world after intensive research.”

The spokesperson further said that the company will give 2.5 per cent Zakat (a kind of donation given by Muslims for social welfare) on every sale of the handset to needy and poor Muslim children, and NGOs for educational purposes.
Besides, i-Tel has also taken special permission to put the model i786 as this number is highly auspicious for Muslims as it means “we start in the name of Allah”

The i786 is a dual SIM phone which has integrated MP3, MP4 player and supports Bluetooth. It has a camera of 1.3 megapixel resolution as well. It supports English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Turkish, Bengali, Burmese, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai language.

This phone comes with one year warranty with three months replacement comes at a price tag of Rs 2,999.