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North Korea praises state-controlled tablet success, don't expect it'd connect to the Internet

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North Korea praises state-controlled tablet success, don't expect it'd connect to the Internet
You probably didn’t know, but the isolated dictatorship of North Korea has caught up with technology (almost) and now has equipped some students with tablets. Now, reports surface that the North Korean tablet enjoys growing popularity. The “Achim” tablet (translates as “Morning”) is a 7-inch clone of other models, but not much is known about it.

We do know the screen size and also the weight which is 0.66 pounds or 300 grams, and the battery life of 5 hours. It’s mostly used in schools and with young students, but it comes with a lot of limitations.

For starters, there’s no Internet connectivity. At all. But the device is full packed with party videos (Communist party, not that other type of parties) and Kim Jong-un glorifying content.

The operating system powering this is likely a version of Linux developed by North Korea and called Red Star, but this is more of a guess than a fact. We don’t know the price, but you shouldn’t even ask - there’s no way you can get this device except going to North Korea. Which you also likely can’t do.

source: KCNA via Business Insider

North Korea praises state-controlled tablet success, don't expect it'd connect to the Internet

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:22 7

1. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


just what would a student use a tablet-without-internet for?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:35 2

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


Haha, this tablet looks much better than N7.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 08:47 7

5. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


You're on crack!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:11 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


learn to have a laugh man.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:10 2

6. marchels14 (unregistered)


apple should put glorifying content in their devices. ps the funniest thing of the day(But the device is full packed with party videos (Communist party, not that other type of parties) and Kim Jong-un glorifying content.)

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:25

8. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


pretty soon we will see apple suing North Korea for infringing on ipad mini patents, the North Koreans should be careful....

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:28 2

9. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


The rumored iPad mini finally unveiled!

Just joking. Amusing piece of news.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:39 2

10. superguy (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Waiting for Apple to sue Kim Jong Un in 3 ... 2 ... 1...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:10 1

11. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


oh boy that was hilarious…

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:18

12. PAPINYC (Posts: 2187; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


A tablet without internet?? So, if iGot an iPad how would this be any different???

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:29 1

13. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


North Korea is one messed up country. I bet the tablet is in the same class as those cheep $79 Android tablets that barely work.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 16:33 1

14. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


This teaches children math like- "If our glorious people's army shoots down 5 american scum dogs out of 14 man platoon, how many dirty imperialist demons will remain?"

Statistics-
What's the over/under for years of hard labor if a student breaks one of these things?

Let's not forget history- This one doesn't use alot of memory. Who created the world? Glorious leader. Who invented electricity? Glorious leader. Who invented the car? Glorious leader...

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 07:14

15. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


sorry...
not pro north korean.

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