Once again iSuppli has torn down the latest BlackBerry to give us the details on what makes up the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Here are the highlights according to the WSJ:
- Assembled in Mexico
- Total cost of components: $171
- Manufacturing costs: $12
- Display and touchscreen are most expensive parts at $34.85
- Memory chips from Samsung cost $34.25
- Marvell 624Mhz processor: $15
That total $183 cost is not bad compared to the Storm models that cost RIM about $200 but is higher than older Bold models that cost them about $170. Still it blows my mind that it costs so much when compared to the $187.51 in materials that go into the iPhone 4.