Each time a high profile new smartphone or other device comes to market, iSuppli takes the thing and tears it up. Rather than just tearing the gadget up to show us what is inside the thing, the company also estimates the build cost.
iSuppli has done its thing with the new Nokia N8 smartphone and has found that the N8 costs about $187 to build. The N8 is almost exactly as much to build as the iPhone 4 according to iSuppli estimates. The most expensive part of the N8 is that 3.5-inch SamsungAMOLED.
That touchscreen is $39.25 of the cost of the phone. The flashstorage is also expensive at $37.12 and the high-end camera is $31.08. Other costly parts include the chipset at $22. I still say Nokia has little chance of competing in the iPhone and Android world with the N8. If Nokia wants to play in the big leagues, it needs to drop its OS and go with Android me thinks.
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