NetBeans IDE 7.4, with its Beta released a few days ago, supports PhoneGap. For free. Without the need to install plugins. Because the NetBeans IDE free PhoneGap support is provided out of the box when you install the Java EE or All distributions of NetBeans IDE 7.4.
Here's a sample PhoneGap app deployed in my Android emulator:
The IDE lets you register artifacts for Android and iOs:
A blank project skeleton can also be created:
A PhoneGap application is just a flavor of an HTML5 application, so you can turn
any HTML5 application into a PhoneGap application very easily:
Deployment to various devices can be set globally via the new browser switcher in the toolbar or per-project in the Project Properties dialog as shown below: