Google Android Phone to Sell for $199

Search giant, T-Mobile target mass market, not just tech geeks
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2008 3:24 PM CDT
In this rendering, Locale, an application for Google's upcoming Android mobile operating system, is shown.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The first cell phone loaded with Google’s “Android” software will cost $199, the Wall Street Journal reports. Partner T-Mobile hopes the low-priced handset and data services, due out next month, will attract mass market consumers, not just geeky early adopters. Competitors Apple and AT&T priced their “3G” iPhone at $200 this summer, and Samsung and Sprint Nextel’s Instinct costs even less, at  $129.