iSuppli's teardown reveals a $174.15 cost on the Nexus One
1. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
30.50 for the processor and 23 and change for the screen if i could snatch those at those priced id find some way to integrate it into my current phone. lol
2. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)
so the actual price of its hardware is less than 200? so i'm assuming the other $300 is just coming from production and to android/google for the software? thats a nice piece of change. I always wondered why cellphones cost so much... it would be nice if they would get a little more reasonable with the prices though.
3. endokun83 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)
Keep in mind that R&D cost much more than actual production cost, and of course packaging, assembling, workers, and everything else. I actually thing the MSRP pricing is quite reasonable, maybe even low balled.
4. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
this article is very deceiving. it only tells you how much it costs to manufacture off the assembly line. Dont think the rest is profit, otherwise you are missing the rest of the picture. you have to pay someone to develop the phone, set up the mfctr process, manage, clean toilets, utility bills, ect. All that is built into the actual retail price as well. add in that and you are probably looking at 400-475 ACTUAL cost. of course, thats just a guestimate, but i doubt its far off.
5. mobilemike11 (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Jan 2010)
What do you know? A phone costing that much to make! You wonder why the manufacturer must charge cell providers over 400 dollars for each phone. Besides, you don't know how much was spent by google/htc on advertising, r&d, etc. It's is so nice that someone has finally shown consumers that phones are NOT CHEAP TO MAKE!!!!