DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Let's break this phone down here..

  1. Droid Ninja
    Diordna's Avatar
    Member #
    22567
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Coral - FLORIDA
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    DROID - rooted
    #1

    Let's break this phone down here..

    Just an interesting thread for those who are curious about what every part of the Droid costs.
    iSuppli said it was better than Nexus One and iPhone 3GS in their class. Take away the Droids $35 SD card it'll be lower than both other phones, and it's quite important.
    Anyways, here's a break down list.


    Last edited by Diordna; 01-15-2010 at 10:08 PM.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid Ninja
    tktouch12's Avatar
    Member #
    5909
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,247
    Phone
    HTC Droid Incredible 2
    #2
    wow, that seems like a lot to me. thats with the bulk prices they get? wow
    by "better" what do you mean? more expensive?
    so when we get the phone for 200 they dont really make anything (except the 2 years of a $30 a month data plan..)
  4. Senior Droid
    roflcopters's Avatar
    Member #
    23495
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Savannah, GA
    Posts
    172
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #3
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
  5. Droid Ninja
    tktouch12's Avatar
    Member #
    5909
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,247
    Phone
    HTC Droid Incredible 2
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by roflcopters View Post
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
    so motorola can make money... in order to develope a droid 2... still, good question
  6. Master Droid
    rda990's Avatar
    Member #
    21340
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Germantown,MD
    Posts
    298
    Liked
    7 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx Employee Edition
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by roflcopters View Post
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
    Agree.....
  7. RS Lead
    dezymond's Avatar
    Member #
    3167
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    Posts
    10,394
    Liked
    1040 times
    Phone
    Galaxy s4
    Premium Member
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by roflcopters View Post
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
    to make hella money and that list doesn't include labor.

    you'd be surprised at how "cheap" things are made compared to how much they retail for.
  8. Droid Ninja
    Diordna's Avatar
    Member #
    22567
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Coral - FLORIDA
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    DROID - rooted
    #7
    I mean better by over all pricing compared to the other 2 which don't have built in SD cards. The next iPhone is most likely going to have one though.
  9. Senior Droid
    soops's Avatar
    Member #
    14113
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Phx Metro, AZ
    Posts
    159
    Liked
    7 times
    Phone
    1Gen Moto Droid
    #8

    raw cost

    That cost breakdown may very well be the raw manufacturing cost, but typically should include packaging, shipping, etc. Also, I'm guessing the higher cost these co. charge for "unlocked" phone could be the full cost which include R&D, supports and other misc. fixed costs.

    My .02 cents.
  10. Droid Ninja
    Diordna's Avatar
    Member #
    22567
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Coral - FLORIDA
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    DROID - rooted
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by dezymond View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by roflcopters View Post
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
    to make hella money and that list doesn't include labor.

    you'd be surprised at how "cheap" things are made compared to how much they retail for.
    Good example is pizza. It is very VERY cheap for companies like Dominoes to make a pizza, making a hell of a lot of profit from consumers.
  11. Super Moderator
    Bob Dammit's Avatar
    Member #
    14607
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    N 42 05.183 W 079 10.914
    Posts
    1,718
    Liked
    37 times
    Phone
    Droid.
    Premium Member
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by rda990 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by roflcopters View Post
    So WHY on earth does it retail for $550?
    Agree.....
    They knew we would all spend that much.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. GREAT PHONE! Except the phone part, go figure...
    By jaystemple in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 04-02-2010, 01:41 PM
  2. Rooted my Droid, Did I break something? Please let me know.
    By steveninspokane in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-01-2010, 12:52 PM
  3. Did I break something? Please let me know.
    By steveninspokane in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 11:42 PM
  4. 9 Things My Dumb-phone DOES that my Smart-Phone DON'T... and vice versa
    By Thanassi44 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 12-17-2009, 08:05 PM
  5. Phone shutting down after long phone calls
    By simkie in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-19-2009, 01:58 PM

Search tags for this page

how do i break a droid phone

,

motorola droid isuppli

,

profit margin for motorola droid 2

,

raw cost of droid x phone

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+