North Korea's new iPad knockoff tablet is the new must-not-have device10/27/2012
Forget the new Apple iPad Mini or the Microsoft Surface tablet. The new must-have device that all the cool kids are going to want is the Arirang, developed by none other than North Korea's Pyongyang Information Technology Bureau. And while the Arirang, named after a Korean folk song, might look just like an iPad knockoff, we'll have you know it's … OK, it's just an iPad knockoff. One tech blog does speculate that the device is running Google's open source Android operating system. But the real reason Apple and Microsoft should be shaking in fear over this new competitor? The Arirang sells for $40 to $120. Very affordable – unless you live in North Korea. [Source]
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