North Koreans love their Achim Android tablet

North Koreans love their Achim Android tablet
A rather poor copy of a promotional video from North Korea shows the country's hottest mobile consumer product, the Achim tablet, which is almost one-year old. The device runs on Android and is loaded with books used by elementary, middle, high school and university classes. It also comes with reference books and programs for office use. With the screen showing what looks like an older version of Android, an engineer for the company that produces the slate says that it has been developing many apps for the tablet, which carries a 7 inch screen.

The Achim was originally launched last July to help education in schools.Weighing 300 grams (as a comparison, the Google Nexus 7 weighs 340 grams) the Achim has a battery that lasts 5 hours and is built by a joint venture consisting of China’s Panda Electronics Group. and the North Korea's Ministry of Electronics Industry.

source: NorthKoreaTech via BGR



1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Not a typical korean brand....

2. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

China helping north korea in making tablet sounds so obvious.

3. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If it weren't for the video showing the Android OS running on the tablet... You would really think this video was made in the early 90's haha

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

About what tablets talk can go if majority of North Koreans even don't have what to eat, it is just a propaganda to show of that they too do not lag behind the world technologys.

5. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Android donut

6. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

why not just partner with say ASUS or samsung, oh wait, stupid politics I really feel sorry for those north koreans, why can't all politicians just leave people alone and just fight with each other directly

7. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

is that tablet quadcore or octacore ? great tablet , too bad the internet is only propaganda sites and playstore is non existent , but hey they got government apps

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