So there are now a million mobiles in North Korea. Mind you, owning a device comes with responsibility. One of the fortunate few was recently executed for calling a number in South Korea. In the rest of the world we worry about dropped calls while in North Korea it is more a case of dropped heads.
All this makes me wonder what happened to the DearLeaderPad, Korea’s answer to Apple’s iPad. Earlier this year it was rumoured to be a featherweight device, with stupendous performance and a screen to die for, perhaps literally.
The DearLeaderPad is characterised by a total lack of connectivity. No ports, no Bluetooth, no wifi and no 3G. Nada. It is perhaps fortunate given the possibility of stumbling upon a foreign web site, quite apart from the risk of having to load Flash Player.