Originally Posted by petermillard
Don't you think though, that if they could do it at a similar price, they would have done it already? It's not like OEMs haven't had plenty of time to come up with something competitive, so maybe it just really isn't that easy??
It really is that easy. There have been enough teardowns to show that most smartphones cost less than $200 to make. The iPhone 4 costs Apple $188 to manufacture. Taking the phone radio out would make it even cheaper to produce.