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    Cost of components

    what-your-gadget-really-costs: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Interesting article, not sure if this has been posted. Moto Droid costs $185 to make.

    Nexus One, HTC makes $5 per phone.
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    Meh. I personally don't find such info all that interesting. The cost to produce is much more than just the cost of components. The components don't perform their own R&D, marketing, distribution, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruve View Post
    Nexus One, HTC makes $5 per phone.
    They have a gross margin of a lot more than that.

    The under $200 price that people pay for these phones is a subsidized price. If you just walk into a store and want to buy the phone without a contract, it is closer to $600.


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