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 two is WIFI, GPS and a Camera.  Both models feature a 2.5 inch touch screen, 3G connectivity and a QWERTY keyboard. Oh, and no 2 year lock-in contract.

You can find out more information and pre-order one for yourself here.

[As one of our faithful readers said in the comments, the Agora can be ordered in the U.S. for an additional AU$60 shipping charge, which brings the total cost to just under US$300 for the Agora Pro.  -Michael]