North Korea's very own smartphone

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waves to the crowd during a military parade at Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea's state run news agency annouced the creation of a smartphone this week.

This week brought us news that North Korea was getting into the smartphone business. State media announced that the country was producing the new Arirang “hand phone” with an Android operating system. The smartphone's true origins are in dispute. Dave Lee of the BBC tells Marketplace Tech what the world currently knows about the smartphone made for a deeply impoverished country with no internet.

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