2012 will be the year android phones becomes correctly priced.
People were hoping that android phones would storm the market, but all that happened was a slew of over priced phones with near enough the same specs, lower screen resolutions and prices that matched the iPhone.
Really these phones should be plowing the market up with cheap affordable phones with the specs that are required at anything from one third of the price of a iPhone and upwards.
Getting realistic a phone has a life expectancy of around 1 year, over manufacturing is pushing up the price, people buy a phone that they expect 1-3 years out of, but end up updating after one year as the phone can no longer run all the latest stuff.
Hopefully huwai, zte and the rest can bring these prices down, they may not have the life expectancy of a htc or iPhone, but you know were you stand when after one to two years if your phone is still functional its a bonus. Dropping the prices down is going to open up the real trend of updating your phone every year at an affordable price.