During the official launch of Samsung’s new handset the Samsung Reclaim, senior product development manger at Samsung, Casey Ryan, told the New York Times that:
“by next year, touch-screen phones, with full Web browsers running the Android operating system will be available for well under $100”.
It is not clear whether Ryan is referring to free, contract, or even subsidized handsets, although it does seem that an Android phone under $100 on contract would be the most likely option.
Ryan gave no other indication as to what new handsets would fall under the price point, nor whether his comments were just limited to Samsung or the wider market.
Currently the T-Mobile G1 is the cheapest Android phone available in the US priced at $149.99 as part of a 2-year contract with T-Mobile US.