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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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…