Leaked photos show World's second Android phone

Leaked photos show World's second Android phone
If you passed up on buying the G1 and figured that you would wait for the next Android offering, it seems like it is decision time for you. Photos have been leaked showing the next device to feature Google's open software. Yup, we are talking about the Kogan Agora. The phone is expected to ship this month on the 29th with a 2.5 inch touchscreen, 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0 and a microSD slot. In good ole' U.S. currency, the price works out to $192. For $64 more, you can buy the Kogan Agora Pro which has everything the Agora has but adds Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 2MP camera to the mix. Both units are available online only. And these prices are unsubsidized numbers which means you won't be putting your John Hancock on a two-year contract to buy these smartphones at those figures. It is not known if these phones will get a chance to shine under the spotlights at CES. Now that you have passed on the first Android, will you be going after the Agora or the Agora Pro, or will you now wait for the third Android device?

via Engadget and SlashPhone


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7 Comments

1. romaine1987

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i'm waiting for the next HTC android phone or even a samsung one. People are not going to really feel this one but for only $200 with no contract i'm sure its going to sell very well.

4. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I will be waiting for the Samsung T*Omnia/Instinct esk Android phone as well. Hope we see it hit T-Mo and Sprint some time in June. I want to know what the hecks up with the screen on this Agora? They killed a ton of potential screen size with that large grey border.

2. The Godfather unregistered

that looks just like a black jack or q. not very appealing in the build, very basic actually. I will wait on the LG Android Verizon is getting.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If that is true then VZW has changed their tune about Android pretty quick considering this October internal doc bashes the Android Market and the Android OS its self. Not to metion they are a part of LiMo Foundation which is the open source rival to Android. http://androidcommunity.com/?p=1681 http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/10/verizon_wireles_21.html

3. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Eh, I'd rather HTC just try again. The G1 is truly unappealing and the keyboard was hard to use.

6. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Aaaaaaaaaaand it's another incredibly ugly Android phone. What's wrong with these manufacturers??? It's great that they have a revolutionary platform to use, but what happened to all these awesome form factors we saw when Android was very first announced and there were messing around with prototypes?? Hopefully those more forward thinking models are still in production because so far I've yet to see an Android phone I would be remotely interested in....

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

designs will come around. they prob put their best designers on the tried and true platforms, and the new guys on the android platforms :) VZW will get into android sooner or later.. more than likely later, but if it proves to make $$ vzw like any smart company will change their minds. wheres ATT on the issue? theyve stayed out of it too. besides, when vzw goes truely open cdma platform, theres no stoppin an android phone from hittin the network.

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