Friday, January 16, 2009

Kogan Agora, There You Aren't!

After waiting so long to blog about this, perhaps I jynxed it when I finally did.  The Kogan Agora is indefinitely delayed.  It's one of the top news stories in the mobile/Android community this morning.

This is the source of much personal disappointment and future caution.  With my pre-order, I would've become a new Kogan customer.  Alas, that didn't happen, so I have no loyalty.  If something else better comes along in the meantime (you know -- before "indefinitely" in the future), I won't hold out for Kogan.  In fact, I won't order from Kogan again based on any evidence short of a shipping product.  Furthermore, I suspect that in order to overcome the design shortcomings that spurred this last minute delay, it will affect the price of the phone, making it a far less clear winner.

Sad, too, as I had just started making a Kogan Agora skin for the Android Emulator last night!