North Korea showed off its indigenous designed tablet PC at an international trade fair in Pyongyang yesterday.

This was no doubt to throw cold water on the release of the Galaxy Note II in South Korea. They’re sneaky that way, them North Koreans.

According to the JoongAng Ilbo, the KCNA had reported in July that the “Achim” (“Morning”) tablet was growing popular among North Korean students, and last month, it even broadcast footage from the tablet PC factory, which I can only hope has some cool commie name like “People’s Tablet PC Production Factory No. 1″ or something.

Anyway, in the link above, the JoongAng Ilbo ran a couple of photos from the fair (courtesy AP), including one of a tablet design guy showing off his goods.

Say what you will about AP’s Pyongyang operations, but you’ve got to give ‘em credit for improving greatly the quality of photography coming out of North Korea.