Wednesday, April 27, 2011
israel unveils 'first sin-free yiddish smartphone'
from afp: An Israeli telecoms company is offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hassidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. While other firms have tapped into the religious market by offering phones free of Internet access, with no email or access to Facebook which could lead users into temptation, none has so far offered its services in Yiddish, Yediot Aharonot said. "This phone has no text messages, Internet access, Facebook or email. It doesn't even have a camera," said the paper. "And if you call from it on the Sabbath, you will pay an exorbitant price of 10 shekels ($3/2 euros) per minute."