It appears that some eagle eyed readers have spotted changes in the Kogan Agora (and Agora Pro) Android powered smartphone that appears on Kogan’s site. The basic form factor remains the same, but a number of changes have been made that, quite frankly, concern me.
So, what changed?
What concerns me? Well, if these were actual changes to an established design, this would be rather late in the game for a promised January 29th ship date. But, due to the fact that Android never supported softkeys, the keyboard had two separate ) keys, and the old screen aspect ratio didn’t match that of the QVGA display spec’d on the device, I’m going to guess that Kogan was merely using an old image that was supplied to it by the manufacturer. A photo of an old design that was intended for a different platform, or was merely a placeholder.
In any case, I ordered one of these personally, so we’ll see what shows up in early February. I hope, at least.
Anybody else place a pre-order? Let us know in the forums!