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Old 04-12-2008
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Kogan Agora Pro Android Phone For Those Down Under

Kogan Technologies today unveiled the Kogan Agora, the first Australian mobile phone powered by the Android? operating system.Kogan Technologies will sell the Agora for AU$299 and the Agora Pro for AU$399. Both models are available for sale today on www.kogan.com.au. The phones are sold outright ? with no contract ? and will work on any network.The Kogan Agora (AU$299) features a full QWERTY keyboard, central navigation key, 2.5? touchscreen, microSD slot, and 3G connectivity.The Kogan Agora Pro (AU$399) adds a 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi, and GPS to the Agora?s impressive specifications.Both models will ship to customers ? in Australia and internationally ? on January 29th 2009.Kogan Technologies founder, Ruslan Kogan, said the Agora is proof that his company is achieving its goal of offering the latest technology at the best value prices.

?The Kogan team have been working very hard to bring out the exciting new phones powered by Google?s Android operating system at the right mix of price and specifications,? Kogan said.?We?ve been listening to customers through our blog, and crammed in all the features we possibly could. The end result is the best value, fully-featured phone in the Australian market.?We worked closely with manufacturers and vendors to develop drivers, software, and tweaks to make the Agora an intuitive and exciting experience for everyone.?The design and features of the Kogan Agora makes the phone appeal to both consumers and business users.?The Android operating system means the handset can capture and play music, photos and video, surf the web, play games, navigate, and organise your life with extremely powerful applications."

Kogan has been a long time supporter of open source and Android? provides a real alternative to Apple?s proprietary operating system for the iPhone.

?Google is a key player in developing efficient and innovative online solutions for customers around the world. The open source nature of Android means the operating system will continually improve over time,? Kogan said.

Some of the applications pre-loaded on the Kogan Agora are:
  • Gmail?
  • Google Search?
  • Google Calender?
  • Google Maps?
  • Google Talk?
  • YouTube?

  • 2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen
  • Integrated QWERTY keyboard
  • High-speed 3G network connection
  • One-Touch Google Search ?
  • Easy Web Browsing
  • Easy-to-use email with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
  • Customisable Home Screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications
  • Instant access to mobile Internet services (Gmail ?, YouTube ?, Google Talk ?, Google Calendar ?, Google Maps ?)
  • Music Player
  • microSD? expansion slot for all your storage needs
  • Wi-Fi network access (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • GPS navigation capability (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • 2.0 megapixel camera (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • 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
  • Central Navigation Key
  • Keyboard
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Keyboard backlighting
  • GPS
  • GPS navigation capability (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth? 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • Wi-Fi?: IEEE 802.11b/g (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • Camera
  • 2.0 megapixel colour camera (included with Kogan Agora Pro)
  • Audio
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Headphone jack
  • Ring tone formats: MIDI, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, PCM
  • Video
  • Video formats supported: MPEG2 H263, H264, MPEG4, AVI
  • Mail attachment support
  • 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
  • Capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to approximately 400 minutes
  • Standby Time Up to approximately 300 hours
  • Processor MHz : 624 MHz
  • Memory
  • ROM: 256 MB
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • microSD? card expansion slot
  • Network
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Other than as described in this release, Kogan and its products, are not affiliated with Google Inc or its products. Google?, Android?, Google Search?, Gmail?, YouTube?, Google Maps?, Google Talk?, Google Calendar? are trademarks of Google Inc. Use of these trademarks is subject to Google Permissions.
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