Kogan launches 8″ and 10″ Agora Android tablets in the UK – for £119 and £149

Kogan’s UK division has just officially launched the two new super-budget Android tablets it put on sale in Australia recently, with both the Kogan Agora 8″ Tablet and Kogan Agora 10″ Tablet now available for order prior to their November 18th launch.

The prices are rather groundbreaking. The 8″ version is going for around the £120 mark, while the 10″ model is yours for £150. The 4:3 aspect ration display on the 10″ version runs at 1024×768 resolution, while the 8″ manages 800×480, plus both Kogan tablets feature capacitive touch technology so ought to be pretty usable.

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Inside you get a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of internal memory, 4GB of storage space for your digital nonsense, plus Android 2.3 as the OS. Here’s the full press release – tech specs are beneath the product listings here (8) and here (10).

Kogan Unveils Britain’s Best Value Tablets

New 8″ & 10″ Models Powered by Android

London, United Kingdom, 20 October 2011 – Kogan has fired up the tech pricing wars in Britain with the launch of its new Agora 8” Tablet (starting at £119) and Agora 10” Tablet (starting at £149), both powered by Android.

Both models have bright, 4:3 ratio capacitive touchscreens, revamped lightweight designs, a wealth of input and output options, and will ship direct to customers with a bundled protective pouch.


Ruslan Kogan, Founder & CEO of Kogan, said that the company’s ability to design, create, and deliver the tablets meant that it could cut out traditional middlemen, resulting in extremely low prices for British shoppers.

“There’s a lot of hype around tablets and the so-called post-PC era of consumer electronics. It’s difficult to leave your house these days without seeing someone using a tablet.

“But, a lot of people are still concerned about the expense of the tablets on the market, and can’t justify spending up to $1000 on an entertainment device.

“We’re now entering the tablet wars in a concerted way and ensuring that we have the best value option.

“The Kogan Agora 7” Tablet we launched earlier in the year was a roaring success, selling out multiple production runs within days. But we have had a lot of constructive feedback over the past few months in the Kogan community that have resulted in direct changes to the new range.

“As a result, we know we’re creating an device that will be loved by anyone wanting to own their own tablet without feeling guilty for forking out an arm and a leg,” Kogan said.

And Ruslan Kogan was adamant we include this statement in the release: “It is true. The Kogan Agora range of tablets does have a screen and a battery. Our tablets also happen to look like a tablet. I hope this does not aggravate Apple and cause further legal proceedings.”

The new Agora 8” and 10” tablets are lightning fast, extremely comfortable to use, and have full access to Android Market and hundreds of thousands of apps.

The range is available today from kogan.co.uk using the patent-pending LivePrice system.

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