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Thursday, July 26, 2012

DPRK iPad Clone Achim to Hit Stores

Achim, or morning in English, will hit the stores all across the DPRK next week. Although it is speculated that the iPad clone is only assembled in North Korea from Chinese parts, nevertheless it is an important moment for the country's previously non-existent IT hardware industry.

It is reported that the tablet weights around 300 grams and has a battery life of five hours. It’s pre-loaded with a variety of teaching materials, dictionaries and scientific data.

The agency released a number of photographs of what looks as a quality control and packaging line for Achim.

It’s not clear which operating system the device may run, although industry experts speculate that it may be a version of the fabled Red Star OS, a North Korean build of Linux.

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