Who knew Finland was a hotbed of Islamic culture? You learn something new every day, friends. Nokia has dropped a special edition of their powerful N73 handset to commemorate the Islamic holy month known as Ramadan. Yes, you read correctly. In addition to the usual rundown of N-series apps and features, the N73 Ramadan sports an Islamic Organizer with audible alarms for the 5 daily prayers, a Qibla direction indicator (directing the 5-times daily prayers towards Mecca), a Hajj and Umrah application outlining the specifics of the Muslim pilgrimage, and a Ramadanist app that gives a complete rundown of Ramadan, its customs, traditions, and edicts. Not to argue with the importance of these applications, but do they really warrant the release of a special edition handset?


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.