Kogan launch Andorid phone in Australia

Melbourne based consumer tech company Kogan – has announced a launch date for Australia’s first Google Android phone

Melbourne based consumer tech company Kogan – has announced a launch date for Australia’s first Google Android phone.

Last month Kogan Tech CEO Ruslan Kogan anticipated a December 15 launch for the phones at a price point of around $199. Today however Kogan has begun selling the new ‘Agora’ version of the Google Andorid phone at $299 and teh phone won’t ship until 2009.

“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,” said Kogan.

“We’ve been listening to customers through our blog, and crammed in all the features we possibly could.”

The phone is a 3G mobile with a touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and microSD card slot. A “Pro” model with Wi-Fi, a 2 megapixel camera and GPS costs an extra $100.

Kogan blames the price increase on the current economic crisis

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Orders on the phone will ship on January 29.

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