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Intel Blesses e-Quran
Intel will compete with One Laptop Per Child by developing an electronic version of the Quran in Saudi Arabia

Intel, in its newfound mission to bring low-cost computing to the third world - and compete with One Laptop Per Child - is going to develop an electronic version of the Quran in partnership with two Saudi Arabian ISVs and a training computer for teachers outfitted with the Saudi government-approved K-12 curriculum.

The hardware was designed at an Intel development center in Cairo.

The e-Quran is a wireless computer that recites the book in 40 languages and includes interactive interpretations. The Quran is meant to be recited.

The Egyptian center has been developing kiosk computers that connect to car batteries and have special dust filters.

Intel is going to donate 8,000 PCs to Egyptian schools with Microsoft kicking in XP and Office. Intel is going to train 650,000 teachers by 2010 in applying technology to classroom learning.

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