Second Google Android Handset Out

The Australians have brought us Google’s second Android handset that’s named Agora. The handset’s being sold by an Australian website called Kogan in two versions – the Agora standard and the Kogan Agora Pro. The handsets are available on pre-sale and are unlocked to be used on any network.

The handset features a 2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 262K QVGA (320 X 240 pixel) resolution. It has a QWERTY keypad as well that gives it a look That is rather similar to Motorola’s Q9 Windows Mobile handset. Other features include a microSD card slot for memory expansion, GPRS/EDGE support and Bluetooth 2.0 (with EDR). Wi-Fi, internal GPS and a 2 megapixel camera are features that are available only with the Agora Pro version.

It’s also a rather sleek phone with dimensions like 108 mm x 64 mm x 14.8 mm and weighing in at 130g. With a 624 MHz processor paired with 128MB RAM it’s not going to be slow either. From the Google perspective the handsets will feature Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Talk and Google Calendar options. For audio and video, the Agora supports MIDI, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, PCM and MPEG2 H263, H264, MPEG4, AVI for video.


The Agora standard edition is priced at Rs. 14, 840 (AUD $299) and the Kogan “Agora Pro” at Rs. 19, 804 (AUD $399

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