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Skepticism as North Korea shows home-grown smartphone

North Korea’s announcement that it is mass producing a home-grown smartphone has been met with skepticism within the tech trade.

The North’s state media closing week confirmed leader Kim Jong Un inspecting “Airing” telephones at a Pyongyang manufacturing unit.

Know-how author Martin Williams says the telephone is most certainly manufactured in China.

Skepticism grows (Image credit: AP)

Skepticism grows

North Korea has promoted the advance of science and expertise as a means to give a boost to its moribund economic system. It says it developed a tablet laptop ultimate year.

South Korean pc consultants say North Korea is robust sufficient in software expertise to have launched cyber-attacks that disrupted banking and got internet sites in South Korea.

North Korea has cellphones and an Intranet however they’re walled off from international networks.