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Kogan Agora is the world's second Android-based smartphone

Kogan Agora is the world's second Android-based smartphone - read the full textThe Australian manufacturer Kogan announced today the Kogan Agora and the Kogan Agora Pro based on the Android OS. The duo will start shipping in two months. Both handhelds pack 2.5-inch TFT touchscreens, QWERTY keyboards, and 3G support in a neat Blackberry-esque package. A month ago the...


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"Kogan originally planned to launch the handset on December 15 last year for $199, but closer to that date he said the release had been delayed and the price would be bumped up to $299 for the low-end model and $399 for another with extra features such as GPS, Wi-Fi and a built-in camera."

what next, $499 for a slightly better phone that will never come?

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  • 2009-01-20 13:46
  • Ui4@

The screen resolution should be a little higher.

320x240 is not good enough.

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  • 2009-01-05 14:32
  • mpYp

video calling does exist in the US its just not used as often as voice calling.

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  • 2008-12-12 23:19
  • yByx

> In reply to nik @ 2008-12-09 16:30 from 0BES - click to readvideo calling doesn't exist in the US which is where the g1 was developed for. It's the US t-mobile G1.

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  • 2008-12-12 00:50
  • j3hS

> In reply to brynn @ 2008-12-04 18:43 from nGd8 - click to readOfc it can, I believe Android is as good as the Iphone software and it will be getting even better. Some ppl even say it's currently better! One is for sure, it's Google's job, this means only good!
WM'ssellings are going straight down, to the zero, where is their place. I hated in the past 6-7 years when if you want good PDA with good specs it must be with MW! Not anymore, heaven is here and getting better!

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  • 2008-12-11 17:00
  • 0BES

> In reply to Karim @ 2008-12-04 20:24 from pTKL - click to readI'm not saying I have used Android all I'm saying is give it a chance before you start bashing it -- it'll probably do for the mobile phone OS market what google done for internet search engines.... Like I said previously -- anything produced by Google is quality!

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  • 2008-12-10 14:04
  • MJTC

I believe that the Agora does not have one of the T-Mobile US 3G bands (1700mhz), so no 3G if you have T-Mobile and are in the US. For $300USD shipped (Pro), that won't bother me. I'll still be counting down the days to launch.

Looks fantastic, and thin too.

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  • 2008-12-09 21:34
  • MbZi

T-mobile G1 has no video calling (as well as front camera for it) as well as the Kogan Agora! it looks like Android has problems with video calling? Is that possible or just the makers don't prefer it, instead of which they save money=>better retail value. Single little camera in the front is expensive piece, and as we know not much ppl use it, but I would prefer it, just to be there on my phone.

Android has no support for video calling, lol?!!

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  • 2008-12-09 16:30
  • 0BES

The Australian Blackjack!!

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  • 2008-12-09 12:57
  • vwdn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-12-09 01:59 from xIiG - click to readKogan Technologies

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  • 2008-12-09 08:51
  • i23%

It's UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), clearly sated in the specifications. Nice phone. Does anyone know who is the manufacturer? I would bet on CECT.

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  • 2008-12-09 01:59
  • xIiG

For that price I cannot expect something with this many features, most of which i love to use commonly (when i say most, i don't use GPS very often)
Love this phone
Getting this as soon as i can!!

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  • 2008-12-08 17:46
  • myg}

Nice, Market need the "best in best" "BiB" "best thing in best price".
May be KOGAN give the tough time for market old player.

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  • 2008-12-08 16:28
  • PAmG

The Android OS in amazing!!!
I currently have the Tmobile G1 phone and I LOVE it except for 2 things:
1. Deplorable battery life
2. Slide out QWERTY keyboard just isn't for me.
I've already pre-ordered the Kogan phone because its good the form-factor I like and I can bet you the battery-life will be much better.
I'll keep you all posted.

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  • 2008-12-07 18:24
  • j@Wu

if this runs android does that mean that it will practicly do the same stuff the g1 did?
please somone answer

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  • 2008-12-07 18:03
  • kSBd

Are they going to send the packages as a gift with low value? I guess not, but I hope yes?

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  • 2008-12-07 13:36
  • 0BES

it would be great if android wasnt behind v1.0 of OSX mobile!

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  • 2008-12-06 23:53
  • v0gj

looks like a really nice handset. I reckon i'll get it when it comes out. so many features considering the price is so low!

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  • 2008-12-06 22:15
  • M0$M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-12-04 19:14 from 0f{x - click to readWell, it does say TRI-band 3G which could be 850/1900/2100Mhz or 850/900/2100Mhz. We'll see, but it should have ONE US frequency at least.

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  • 2008-12-06 09:52
  • tVHj

It looks nice :D hehehe looking forward to Android

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  • 2008-12-05 15:18
  • Qh4$

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