Google releases the "World's Second Google Android-Powered Smartphone" in Australia and United States. This new Smartphone is called "The AGORA". This Smartphone is made by Australian Company Kogan...This Smatphone is now available at AUD $299 or 193.

Specifications: 2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 262K QVGA (320 X 240 pixel) resolution; QWERTY keyboard with backlighting; Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate; two-megapixel camera; GPS navigation; WIFI and 3G connectivity; microSD expansion slot; music player.

Dimensions: 108 mm x 64 mm x 14.8 mm

Weight: 130g

Battery: 1300 mAh lithium-ion

Operating Times: talk time is up to about 400 minutes while standby time is up to about 300 hours

Processor: 624 MHz

Memory: 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM

Supported ringtone formats: MIDI, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, PCM

Supported video formats: MPEG2 H263, H264, MPEG4, AVI

Viewable mail attachments: JPEG, GIF, WBMP, MIDI, AMR, MP3, WAV

Also features one-touch Google search; easy-to-use email with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents; customisable Home Screen; and instant access to Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Calendar, and Google Maps.

The Agora has a high end version, the Agora Pro. Only the Agora Pro has the camera, WIFI and GPS.

Expect no problem roaming because the Agora is quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) and serves all 3G/HSDPA bands (850, 1900, 2100 MHz) as well.

The Agora and Agora Pro are now on pre-sale at the Kogan website for delivery in January.