View Full Version : Kogan intros world's second Android phone: Agora / Agora Pro

Dec 4, 2008, 02:55 AM

We'll be totally honest -- we pretty much blew Ruslan Kogan off when he proclaimed that he was about to push out a $199 Android phone by the year's end. And truthfully, the guy still hasn't totally delivered, but you won't find us kvetching about more Googlephones, regardless of MSRP. The Agora (AU$299; US$192) and Agora Pro (AU$399; US$256) are available for pre-order as we speak, though neither one is scheduled to ship out until the end of January. For those unfamiliar with Kogan, it's an online-only enterprise that has wares built specifically to its dimensions in China, and so far as we can tell, it's as legit as they come. As for specs, the Agora packs a 2.5-inch touchscreen (320 x 240), 3G networking, a backlit QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0 and a microSD card slot; the Pro adds in GPS, 2-megapixel camera and WiFi. So, with unsubsidized prices this low, are you willing to take a chance?Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/03/kogan-intros-worlds-second-android-phone-agora-agora-pro/).

Doesn't look half bad, especially at that unsubsidised price point :eek: :cool:

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Dec 4, 2008, 09:18 AM
Also, the more phones out there, the faster the OS can mature, the faster it gets on more carriers (since many have said they'll pass until it gets a bit more polished.)

Dec 4, 2008, 09:19 AM
^ Indeed. I'm definitely thinking my next phone will be Android powered one way or another. Looking forward to seeing what hardware next year brings.