If you were a looking for a tablet device in a closed country like North Korea, which is largely ostracized by much of the world even in matters of trade, how would you go about doing so? One option may be to get one from a company producing them “in country.” That option may be a reality based on a photograph that recently surfaced from Pyongyang.
The photo shows Choi Cheol Min of the Chosun Computer company holding what appears to be about a 10-inch tablet. Based on the screen, the device may be running Google’s Android operating system. In the background is a shelf full of boxes labeled with “Samjiyon” which is the name of a tablet maker in North Korea. However, it is not clear whether the device being held by Choi is the same device sold in the boxes.
Sources have noted the irony of a closed country like North Korea, which goes so far as to cut off access to much of the Internet, taking advantage of an open-source project like Android in order to produce a tablet device. We don’t anticipate an announcement any time soon regarding availability of the device in other markets.
source: Wall Street Journal