G1 costs $144 to produce

G1 costs $144 to produce
So, let's say that you're bored on a winter day, and wanted to make your own G1. iSuppli has taken apart the popular device to analyze the insides, and have calculated the “Bill of Materials” (BOM) cost. The total? A hair short of $144. The cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Baseband - $28.49
  • Display - $19.67
  • Camera - $12.13
  • RF Power Amp - $9.84
  • All the other parts - $73.76

Of course, this is assuming that you know the relevant suppliers for bulk purchasing and have a good hand at soldering. Is it worth the work, or does the idea of a brand spanking new unit direct from the stock room of a T-Mobile store tickle your fancy?

source: iSuppli and Android Guys


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