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New Nexus 7 teardown shows cheaper component costs

July 11th, 2012

iSuppli has conducted its own teardown of Google’s 8GB Nexus 7 tablet and has found, contrary to prior estimates, that Google may break even with the device after all. All Things D reports that iSuppli’s teardown shows all the components within the 8GB tablet cost around $151.75, or more than $30 less than an earlier estimate from TechInsights. …

IHS ups tablet forecast, still sees Apple's iPad share sinking through 2015

August 24th, 2011

Market research firm IHS iSuppli has revised its global five-year tablet shipment forecast, which now estimates that 60 million tablets will be shipped this year and 275.3 units will ship in 2015. IHS had previously estimated that 262.1 tablets would ship in 2015. Most of the firm’s changes revolve around increased market share estimates for …

iSuppli: Samsung Galaxy Tab packs $205 in materials, $215 to manufacture

November 2nd, 2010

Here’s a head-scratcher: analytics company iSuppli has completed its analysis of Samsung’s GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab, and, according to their report, the device contains $205.22 worth of components and costs roughly $214.57 to manufacture. The Galaxy Tab has received some serious criticism for its less-than-competitive price-point ($599 in the U.S.) when compared with Apple’s 3G iPad …

iSuppli: Nokia N8 packs $187 in parts

October 13th, 2010

According to market intelligence firm iSuppli, Nokia’s N8 handset is stuffed with exactly $187.47 worth of components. The Finnish handset manufacture’s Symbian^3 device sells for €529 and $549 in Finland and in the U.S. respectively. iSuppli notes that the most expensive component is the device’s 3.5-inch Samsung AMOLED display and touchscreen panel, which carry a price tag …

iSuppli: new iPod nano costs around $45 to manufacture

September 28th, 2010

Analytics company iSuppli has completed their analysis of Apple’s sixth-generation iPod nano. The company concludes that the small, square, touch-screen media player costs the Cupertino company $45.10 to manufacture; $43.73 in materials and $1.37 in manufacturing costs. The most expensive components on the device are the 8GB of NAND Flash memory ($14.40), the display ($11.50), …

RBC Capital: RIM sold 150,000 BlackBerry Torchs opening weekend

August 17th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion sold right around 150,000 Torch handsets during its opening weekend. The sales estimates come courtesy of RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus. Curiously, the launch numbers keep being compared to the first weekend sales figures of the iPhone 4; which launched on June …

iSuppli: Apple to sell 7.1 million iPads in 2010

April 2nd, 2010

Although customers have yet to touch the device, let alone see it in person, that hasn’t stopped iSuppli from predicting that Apple will ship a whopping 7.1 million units of the tablet in 2010. The numbers, which iSuppli has called “conservative”, are based on a high volume of sales to both early adopters and those …

iSuppli slaps $138 unit cost on Palm Pre

April 29th, 2009

iSuppli is certainly the authority when it comes to pegging manufacturer costs in the world of handsets, but its latest report has a giant question mark stamped on the cover. Without actually having a handset on hand, the firm has placed Palm’s cost at approximately $138 per unit to build the Pre. Now, we know …

Amazon Kindle 2 costs about $185.49 to build, $359 to own

April 22nd, 2009

iSuppli is the authority when it comes to manufacturing cost estimates and the firms latest victim is Amazon. According to a new report following iSuppli’s teardown and analysis, the Kindle 2 costs about $185.49 to build. In other words, Amazon’s margin seemingly approaches a sky-high 50%. Of course iSuppli’s numbers do not include expenses such …

BlackBerry Storm teardown reveals $203 worth of parts

January 29th, 2009

According to iSuppli, the cool cats that live to shed insight on the total dollar value of components in electronic devices, RIM’s BlackBerry Storm has about $203 worth of mediocrity jammed into its bulky frame. Want some specifics? $15 for the SurePress screen, $35 for the Qualcomm MSM7600 and $13 for the 3.2 megapixel shooter. …