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North Koreans love their Achim Android tablet

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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

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:34

1. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Not a typical korean brand....

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:36 1

2. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

China helping north korea in making tablet sounds so obvious.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 02:28 1

3. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 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

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 07:24 1

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 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.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 13:14

5. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Android donut

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 13:53

6. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 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

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 03:17

7. gust3r3u (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Apr 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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