Arirang is a North Korean Attempt at Smartphone Technology

August 14, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Recent news from North Korea point to the confirmation of the first smart phone manufactured by that country will soon be released.

The government of the country, famous for implementing their projects in utmost secrecy, has confirmed the news about the locally made smartphone.

Despite the fact that most Koreans cannot access the internet or they cannot be able to make international calls, the supreme leader of the country, Kim Jong Un recently announced the launch of his nations’ first smartphone

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The state run media group, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported recently that Arirang is a smart phone which has a touch screen and a high pixel camera.

According to the report, the phone will come with a convenient user friendly applications program in Korean style, maintaining strict security

The country doesn’t have strong knowledge in mobile hardware technology, according to recent reports. So they might import the hardware components for the manufacturing of their new device.

They may even seek the help of countries like China, who have great advancements in mobile technology.

Technologically, the country is on back foot regarding their smart device as it would be used to make calls only inside the country. Their intranet is restricted to government approved sites only.

The recently released tablet from the country also points to the fact that they have technological limitations for manufacturing such kinds of products. What do you feel about this?

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