North Korea is the odd one out of all the Communist countries left in the world. While other communist nations (i.e. China) have made strides to become more open and work with the world, North Korea is content to be the kid in the corner throwing a temper tantrum every few days. That doesn't mean the country is behind the times. Check out their new tablet:
According to the North Korea Tech blog, the new tablet is called "Achim" which translates into "morning." State-run television says the tablet is a hit among students because it provides "teaching materials, references, dictionaries and scientific data." Unless those school children have connections, I highly doubt any of them can actually afford it.
It's obvious that the tablet is just another attempt on the part of North Korea to stand up screaming, "Me too!" to the world. After being left in the dust by every other developed nation in the world, the country probably believes that they have to do more than just build nukes to catch the attention of the world.
I can just imagine that Kim Jong-Un and his military staff were probably sitting around a table trying to figure out ways to best the West. After looking through the wonderful tumblr of "Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things," they realized the venerated leader had never looked at a tablet. An idea was born and North Korea was off to start manufacturing.
Funny enough, it would appear that North Korea didn't even make the tablets that they're so proud of. The pictures of the production line that appeared on state-run television show workers just inspecting the tablets without having any tools or other construction tools that are indicative of electronics assembly. North Korea Tech speculates that the country imported them from China and then made it appear that the country's workers were making them.
As for the tablet itself, nobody knows the technical specs. Someone will probably smuggle one out sooner or later to give us the details on North Korea's entry into the post-PC world. Until then, I think the major tablet manufacturers of the world are safe. It would be hard to compete with North Korea's technological excellence. It's a good thing they keep it all to themselves.[Image Credit]