How Much Does Your Smartphone Cost to Build?
Gizmodo's interactive breakdown of the iPhone 4, Blackberry Torch, Nokia N8, and Google's Nexus One examines the wholesale cost of hardware versus the end retail price, as well as how each company prioritizes each category below:
"They all cost roughly the same to manufacture, but how people spent that money shows: Apple ponied up more for the iPhone 4 housing than anyone else bothered to, while RIM's processor budget was predictably meager for the Torch. Nokia's N8 gambled big on the N8's 12MP camera, but underspent most other places."
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