$199 Australian Android phone out before Christmas

In the past few days, there were some articles on the Web saying that a small Australian company wants to make a Google Android phone and sell it across Australia.

Kogan is the company, and now it has officially announced that the Android phone will be released before Christmas, probably to the joy of many Australian mobile users.

The Kogan Android handset doesn’t have a name yet and, apparently, it’s not even built. However, the phone should resemble Apple’s iPhone in design, coming with features like GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a touchscreen. Some sort of trackball is said to be included too. 

Kogan, which also manufactures HD LCD TVs, Media players, GPS devices and so on, says their Android phone will only cost $199. It’s very likely that the $199 represents Australian dollars, which means that, in fact, the mysterious Android handset will cost only about 138 US dollars.

Here’s a mock-up of the Kogan Android device:

I guess there’s nothing more to do now than to wait for the release of the promised handset.

Hopefully, for Australian Android fans, the Kogan phone will look better than the mock-up I made :)

Author: Ilinca Nita

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