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Ever wonder how much it cost to build a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone? According to IHS iSuppli Research, the Lumia 900's bill of materials totals $209. This includes the cost of the memory ($27), touchscreen ($58), processor ($17), cameras ($18), and box contents ($5.50).  The screen is the top dollar item due to the ClearBlack technology and Gorilla Glass.

Toss in the $8 manufacturing cost and the cost to produce the Lumia 900 moves up to $217. Retail pricing is at $449.99 (without contractual discounts) giving Nokia $232.99 in profit to help cover salaries, research and development, licensing, marketing and other expenses. In comparison, the iPhone 4S has a materials cost of $188 and a retail price of $650. The Samsung SII Android Phone costs $235.50 in materials and is sold for $549.99.

Nokia has done a good job partnering with Microsoft and Qualcomm to keep the costs down while passing on the savings to its customers.

source: isuppli via: monwindowsphone, thanks, Gilles, for the tip!

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The Lumia 900 has received the 'teardown' treatment over at TechRepublic. Once dissembled, the website was able to poke around at the insides to reveal the hardware that powers the Windows Phone operating system on this device. Packing a 1.4Ghz Snapdragon CPU, 16GB storage, 512MB RAM, and an 8MP camera (with front-facing 1.3MP shooter) the Lumia 900 is no slouch when it comes to handling the day-to-day business of its owner.

In our in-depth review of the Lumia 900 we highlighted the solid build quality and polycarbonate design, which was also praised by TechRepublic. Opening the device itself is a fairly straightforward task, should you wish to take a deeper look where the fairies gather (see below video for demonstration).

Source: TechRepublic, via: The Verge

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