According to the Wallstreet Journal, the first ever Google-powered handset will be selling for $199. And when you think about it, this makes perfect sense.
The $199 price tag puts the new smartphone right in line with the competition, such as the iPhone, which is currently retailing for the same price. The HTC phone will feature a touchscreen and the Google-created Android operating system. Come Tuesday, we’ll know much more about Android and the handset it’s to be featured on when Google and T-Mobile team up to put the device and the software on display.
And if all goes well here, which all indications point to it doing rather well, Android will be appearing on many a handset in the near future. But when it comes to breaking the ice, they’re going to have to make a big impression, especially if Android is to pull consumers from their current carriers and current devices to an HTC handset on T-Mobile.