I never really get into what the parts of a Cell Phone actually cost a manufacturer to make. There is so much more that goes into the device than just the sum of it’s parts. There are obviously TONS of engineers and programmers working their rear ends off to develop devices like the Pre, but I’m sure there are a ton of other costs attributed to making the device that would make our heads spin. In any case, I take the actual cost of the device with a grain of salt. But it is interesting that RapidRepair.com got their hands on the recently released Palm Pre and tore it down with expert precision and identified everything that goes into the Palm Pre. And what was the cost of just the components? $170 bucks is all.
If you would like to take a look at the step by step process that RapidRepair.com used to disassemble the Palm Pre then head on over to their website for the full photo illustration with step by step guide. I like the fact that they make this available for all to see so that NO ONE else will feel it necessary to do it on their own and completely destroy their device. So enjoy their Palm Pre Repair Guide so you won’t feel the urge to tear it apart on your own, leave that to the experts!