Kogan preps a budget 3G tablet for 7 inch surfing wherever

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If the idea of a tablet with its own internet connection anywhere gets your attention, but the price of other 3G tablets turns you off, Kogan may soon have something to grab your interest.

Fresh off Kogan’s unveil of Australia’s least expensive 4K Ultra HD TV, the Aussie e-tailer is finding a way to undercut the competition again, this time with a tablet, by delivering the Agora HD Mini.

This model aims to provide an Android experience with internet on the go to people who don’t necessarily want to spend more than $200, because that is precisely where the HD Mini is priced under.

A dollar under, in fact.

For $199, Kogan will be selling a tablet equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage able to be expanded using microSD cards, support for WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3G connectivity, GPS, and two cameras with an 8 megapixel on the back and a 5 megapixel for taking large scale selfies.

All of this sits under a screen measuring 7.85 inches, running on In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, and featuring the aspect ratio of 4:3 with a resolution of 1024X768, making it close in spec to what Apple used on the first generation of the iPad Mini, at least as far as the screen is concerned.

Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” is the operating system here, though we did ask Kogan when it expected to see an upgrade to Android 4.4 “KitKat,” the very latest version of Android, and were told:

“Kogan uses the version of Android that will have the fastest performance with the currently available optimisations. When the new versions become available Kogan will aim to make them available on our hardware.”

Whether that means you’ll get an update to the latest and greatest this year is anyone’s guess, but if Kogan’s Agoria HD Mini sounds like the sort of tablet you could go for, Kogan will have it available in early March for $199.