It was way back in March last year when Ruslan Kogan took me aside to show me his Android tablet prototype. Today, his company released the official version, a 7-incher running Froyo and a significantly more stylish body.
With a 1GHz Samsung processor, the Agora tablet also includes 4GB of onboard storage with MicroSD offering up to an additional 32GB. It has a 7-inch, 1024×600 capacitive touchscreen, wireless G, HDMI and USB ports and a front facing 1.3MP camera.
The most disappointing aspect of the spec sheet is the fact it’s only running the Froyo version of Android instead of the tablet-friendly Honeycomb.
The device will RRP for $189 when it becomes officially available in May, but at the moment it’s selling for $139 using Kogan’s LivePrice system, which makes it much cheaper than even the reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab. There’s no 3G, of course, but there are ways around that on most mobile OS systems these days.
In addition to the tablet, Kogan’s also announced the Agora Internet TV portal, a set-top box running Android that streams video to your TV, as well as offering support for TV-friendly Android apps. It will start at $149 on LivePrice today.