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

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



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15 Comments

1. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

3. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, this tablet looks much better than N7.

5. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

You're on crack!

7. MeoCao unregistered

learn to have a laugh man.

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.)

8. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

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

9. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

The rumored iPad mini finally unveiled! Just joking. Amusing piece of news.

10. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

11. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

oh boy that was hilarious…

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

14. Bigbluetundra

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 03, 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...

15. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

sorry... not pro north korean.

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