AN ISRAELI telecoms company is launching a kosher smartphone with Hassidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish for its orthodox jewish clients.
This phone has no text messages, Internet access, Facebook or email. It doesn't even have a camera. All the menus are in Yiddish - the traditional German-derived language still widely used by ultra-Orthodox Jews. The phone interface is written in Hebrew characters and uses words such as 'Klingen' (ringtone) and 'Schirm Verteidikung
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