Kogan Delays Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet, Adds Bluetooth

Kogan’s sub-$200 Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich was a big hit when it was announced last month, selling out within days despite an original delivery date of June 25. That delay has become longer, with the first batch of customers told they’ll now have to potentially wait until July 16 for their tablet. The trade-off? The specs have improved slightly, with Bluetooth added and an improved screen.

Here’s the email Kogan has apparently been sending customers this week:

The July 16 date also appears on the Kogan site, though that could well reflect orders after the first run as much as this delay. That said, the Bluetooth addition is a more evident change.

Spec alterations aren’t exactly new with Kogan’s tablets: its 2011 Agora model had similar issues. That said, the original 2012 model is still one of the better ICS offers around right now, and a three-week delay doesn’t entirely change that (plus you can get a refund if you really don’t want to wait).

We’ve contacted Kogan for comment, and will update if we hear anything.

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