NKorea claims of self-developed tablet dubious, says analyst

SEOUL, June 2 (UPI) — North Korea’s claims to indigenously developing a computer tablet could possibly be a sham, an analyst said Tuesday.

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington said North Korean claims of technological prowess lacks veracity, according to Radio Free Asia.


Klingner’s remarks come directly after a North Korea-focused news site reported North Korea showcased a new computer tablet at an event called the 18th Pyongyang Spring International trade fair.

According to North Korea’s state-controlled KCNA, the fair began on May 11 and drew international visitors to experience the latest in North Korean technology that included what appeared to be laptops, tablets and computers bearing a resemblance to Apple products.

The technology that was featured in North Korea’s propaganda coverage included the next-generation “Myohyang” tablet, and a North Korean salesman was quoted as saying that it is “stylish and…

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