World’s Second Android Phone Now on Presale

Kogan Agora

Kogan Agora

Kogan’s Agora and Agora Pro hinted at last month is now ready to roll, costing AU$299 and AU$399, and shipping on January 29th. The Agora Pro’s specs are as follows:

  • Operating System: Android™
  • Google Mobile Functions: Google Search™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™, Google Calendar™.
  • Display: 2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 262K QVGA (320 X 240 pixel) resolution
  • Device Control: 5-Way Central Navigation Key
  • Keyboard: QWERTY keyboard, backlighting
  • GPS: GPS navigation capability with Google Maps™
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel colour camera
  • Audio: Built-in microphone and speaker, Headphone output
  • Ring tone formats: MIDI, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, PCM
  • Video formats supported: MPEG2 H263, H264, MPEG4, AVI
  • Viewable document types: JPEG,GIF,WBMP,MIDI,AMR,MP3,WAV
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 108 mm x 64 mm x 14.8 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, 1300 mAh
  • Talk Time: Up to approximately 400 minutes
  • Standby Time: Up to approximately 300 hours
  • Processor: 624 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB On-board + 128 MB Flash, microSD™ card expansion slot
  • Network: UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

The standard Agora model simply lacks Wi-Fi and GPS, but still has 3G. Not a bad-looking device all around, although a little more traditional than the G1. There’s bound to be a Jack/BlackBerry/Moto Q crowd out there curious to see what Android’s like, and a handset like this makes the transition easier. Hopefully this will act as a cue to other manufacturers to get their Android hardware in gear.

[via Kogan]

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