Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Nokia N8 Costs $187 to Build According to Isuppli

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

One of the things that goes along with the geek’s morbid obsession to see new gadgets ripped apart is to know how much it costs the maker to build those gadgets. Once we know how much the things cost,we can look at how much they sell them to us for and start the bitching. One of the companies that is most prolific with estimates on gadget cost is iSuppli.

iSuppli has now offered up its estimate on how much it costs to build the new Nokia N8. According to the firm’s breakdown, the materials in the N8 cost about $187.47 (USD). That’s just 4 cents less than the $187.51 the firm pegs the materials cost of the 16GB iPhone 4 at.

isuppli_nokia_n8_costs

The most expensive component is the touchscreen with the AMOLED provided by Samsung costing $39.25. The 16GB of flash storage costs $37.12, the camera adds $31.08 to the bottom line, and the chipset for the OS operations is $22.

With an unlocked N8 selling for $549.00, it seems that Nokia is making a hefty profit, but I think the smartphone still has little chance of being a real factor in a world dominated by Android and the iPhone.

[iSuppli via Bloomberg]



TZL Wooden Briefcase

TZL Wooden Briefcase

Tesmo Laptop Kickstands

Tesmo Laptop Kickstands

Colony Cleanup Trail Bag

Colony Cleanup Trail Bag

Advertisement
The Omega Eco Car Aims for 100 mph and Dodge Viper-like Acceleration

The Omega Eco Car Aims for 100 mph and Dodge Viper-like Acceleration

2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Small Crossover Goes Zoom Zoom

2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Small Crossover Goes Zoom Zoom

2021 Ford Bronco Reservations Open July 13 for $100

2021 Ford Bronco Reservations Open July 13 for $100

Advertisement