The Actual Cost of A Smartphone
“You know how much you paid for your phone. But how much did the materials inside it cost the company that built it?
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.”