Android Phone Postponed Indefinitely

Just days before it was due to ship its highly anticipated Android-based Agora and Agora Pro, Kogan has postponed the release indefinitely.

Citing a need to upgrade the low-res screen, Kogan founder Ruslan Kogan blogged the bad news on the Australian company's Web site after meeting with Google. Ruslan said that "it seems developers will be creating applications that are a higher resolution than the Agora is currently capable of handling." Oops.

[ How does the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1, stack up? Find out in the InfoWorld Test Center review. ]

The Kogan Agora was due to ship January 29. For weeks the company has been taking orders, payments for which will supposedly be refunded within seven days. Disappointed Android fans will just have to wait for another company to ship the next Android phone -- such as Motorola, Samsung, or Sony Ericsson, all of which are expected to release Android-based handsets by July.

The Australian upstart may have blown its chance to play with the big guys, unless it gets its act together soon.

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