I found out about this pic and the prices are cheap in the one dollar range and there are samples available.
PIC16LF1902http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/De ... e=en549753
This is their press release:http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcpl ... m=en553342
It is basically for low cost projects and the other reason I like it is because it is designed for LCDs.
One of the blogs I follow on a regular basis is Dangerous Prototypes and they have a review that helps me make some sense out of all the information:http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/03/ ... d-control/
For a little more than a dollar, you can have a cheap pic or you can at least get some samples for free. If you have a high volume production, you can probably save a little as they are less than $2.00.
But hey, if it isn't your thing then you can get some samples for free because there isn't much to complain about free.