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Kogan promises a sub-$200, Android based iPad rival

March 3, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka


Kogan promises a sub-$200, Android based iPad rival

Our old friend Ruslan Kogan is back to his old tricks of trying to bring an Android product to market. You may remember Kogan as the guy who was scheduled to bring the first Android device to Australia, which also would have been the first anywhere except for the HTC Dream, but pulled out at the last minute because of a major flaw discovered weeks before its release.

Kogan’s giving Android another shot with a tablet that has HDMI output, 512MB RAM, 2GB internal memory and SDHC expansion slot, ARM 600-MHz processor, and a 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen. All of this wrapped up into a less than $200 package.

APC saw a demo model at the Kickstart forum in Queensland, Australia, and reports to the device will give users the choice of Android or Ubuntu. Kogan claims that his company could release the product could be released in a month – pause for dramatic effect and rolling eyes – but will hold off so he can “Hear from people what they want. Apple has created a lot of hype around the iPad, but what are people actually going to do with it?”

Well, folks, tell Ruslan what you want. Then cross your fingers it’ll get to you faster than the Agora Pro.