Kogan Agora - R.I.P.

Ruslan Kogan, the man behind the Kogan Agora and Agora Pro Android smartphones, posted on the official Kogan blog about the new smartphone models... being pulled.

“I’m disappointed to have to tell you that the Kogan Agora has to be delayed indefinitely.”

Kogan mentions the screen resolution issue, and how the Agora...

Chinese manufacturer Huawei is promising carriers that its Google Android powered smartphone will be ready for sale in the third quarter of 2009.  A company spokesperson told the Australian ZDNet folks... that:

“Huawei can confirm that their first Android smartphone is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009. Huawei’s smartphones can be ordered and developed for Australian opera...

Australian online electronics retailer Kogan is now taking pre-orders for the “Agora” Andorid phone due to be released on January 29. It’s a bit later than promised, but nobody is... complaining due to the very compelling price.

The Agora will be coming in two flavors, a $299AU ($200US) basic model and a more upmarket $399AU ($266US) model. The main difference between the...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has publicly mocked Android at the Telstra Investor’s Day Conference in Sydney, displaying absolutely no understanding of Android or it’s open source model.

Here... are some of Mr Ballmer’s choice quotes when questioned about Android;

“They (Google) can hire smart guys, hire smart people, blah-di-blah-di-blah.”

“I don’t really un...

Looks like Android is heading down under. Young Aussie entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan from Kogan Technologies has announced plans to launch an Android Phone in Australia for AU$199 (about US$140) by Christmas.... Apparently he’s getting the device made-to-order in China using stock parts. The device is planned to incorporate a touch screen and track ball but will omit a real keyboard.

We think It’...

Nicholas Heller of Google

Computerworld Australia is reporting that Google’s Nicholas Heller will be presenting a keynote at the Mobile Content World event in Sydney on Wednesday, and... that the presentation will include a demo of the Android platform.

Google’s UK-based head of strategic partnership development, Nicholas Heller, will open Mobile Content World with the k...