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Apparently, North Korean tablet is not too bad, comes with Microsoft Office

Posted By Vamien McKalin On November 4, 2013 @ 9:46 AM In Android | 5 Comments

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North Korea is a country known mostly for oppressive government and leader Kim Jong-un, but who would have thought the good ole North has the capabilities to create a decent touchscreen Android tablet device [2]. The device is a state produced tablet called Samjiyon SA-70, and it has been making the rounds recently at Asian trade shows.

The Samjiyon SA-70 has managed to attract the attention of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The Journal explains that the North Korea tablet is no joke, however; don’t expect it to walk in the same lane as the Apple iPad. You can tell this thing is awesome when there’s a huge North Korean missile as the background image, or could it be a space rocket?

The tablet comes packed with a TV receiver and a stack of revolutionary literature. Furthermore, the North managed to add a fully functional Microsoft Office package. (Which we find odd, by the way, since there is not even an official Microsoft Office for Android yet.) Right away we have the idea this tablet could work as a research tool, but then our hopes were permanently damaged when we realized the Samjiyon SA-70 won’t be able to connect to the Internet in the West. If you’re in North Korea, the tablet can only connect to the country’s Intranet, which doesn’t allow users to watch porn.

By the way, guess what? This North Korean tablet can play Angry Birds. Bet you’re impressed now.

[via Wall Street Journal [3]]


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[3] Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2013/11/01/its-no-ipad-but-north-koreas-tablet-isnt-a-joke-either/

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