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The Agora Internet TV Portal runs Android and starts at $149; the Agora 7-inch Android Tablet PC starts at $139; and the Agora 12-inch notebook comes in two models - $299 for the Standard and $319 for the Pro. With the final Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ not shipping until later this month, the Agora netbook may be the first computer in the world to ship with Unity as the default desktop, Kogan Technologies founder Ruslan Kogan said his team has been working for “many months” to deliver the expanded Agora range. 

The Agora Internet TV Portal essentially brings Android to the TV in the same way a PVR can bring regular Windows or Linux to the TV. Both the set top box and tablet run Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’. Today’s announcement also includes a new netbook, the Agora 12-inch Ultra Portable Laptop running a pre-release of Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity desktop interface.

The netbook features either 1GB of memory and 250GB of storage or 2GB and 500GB depending on the model. Given founder Ruslan Kogan’s enthusiasm for all things Android, it’s surprising that it has taken this long for Kogan to finally enter the Android tablet market. 

Its new Agora 7″ Tablet PC looks pretty much like a stock-standard Chinese clone tablet, running Android 2.2 and offering a capacitive-touch interface, and it’s selling for a good but not truly remarkable price.Right now, Kogan is selling the tablet for around $139 through its LivePrice system. (The official “list price is $189.)

It turns out that Kogan muffed up the specs on its Android tablet announcement yesterday. The original spec sheet also included Bluetooth, which the actual product won’t include.  The small change in screen resolution will not change how the tablet operates. Android Apps will look great in this size, and the product continues to be the best value tablet available in Australia.
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Friday, April 15, 2011 | 0 comments | Labels: ,


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