Droid more valuable than Nexus One or iPhone 3GS according to iSuppli
Ah, here we go again: another report from iSuppli breaking down the bill of materials (BOM) for one of our favorite smartphones. This time it's the Droid / Milestone under scrutiny, Motorola's beefcake slider that currently sells for $560 month-to-month on Verizon ($199 on contract). According to iSuppli's analysis, Droid brings a $187.75 bill of materials that breaks down into $179.11 worth of components and $8.64 in manufacturing costs. Naturally, the BOM does not include licensing fees, software costs, accessories, or the massive outlay this device has received in advertising support. Nevertheless, it makes for interesting apples-to-apples fodder when comparing costs with the Nexus One ($174.15 in materials only), iPhone 3GS ($178.96 materials and manufacturing), and original Palm Pre ($138 materials and manufacturing). The single most expensive component on the Droid is the 16GB removable microSD card ($35) bundled with the Droid. And after a controversial MOTO report that demonstrated a lackluster capacitive touchscreen on the Droid, it's interesting to compare the Droid's 3.7-inch TFT LCD ($17.75) and capacitive touchscreen overlay ($17.50) with that of the iPhone 3GS ($19.25 spent on a smaller 3.5-inch LCD and cheaper $16 touchscreen overlay) and Nexus One (whopping $23.50 for 3.7-inch AM-OLED display and $17.50 for the touchscreen assembly). Rounding out the top-end costs are the Droid's 5 megapixel autofocus CMOS sensor ($14.25), Qualcomm baseband processor / RF chip ($14.04), and TI application processor ($12.90).
Which best mobile to buy:
2- BlackBerry 9700 bold
3- i-phone 3GS
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Heart, 15 Jan 2010Hi! I just got my iPhone3gs today coz I can no longer wait for N900 on Vodafone UK. I always c... moreIt's good that you want a combination of digital camera and video calling because with iPhone you can be sure you won't ever use them ;)
Who uses a 2 megapixel camera? it's like sooo last century, as for video call, don't forget your mirror :)))))
Hi! I just got my iPhone3gs today coz I can no longer wait for N900 on Vodafone UK. I always curse Mac for high price items. However for all those consumers who are so confused (like me) you have to decide WHAT special features do you really want to have in your pocket. Because if you're like me who wants a combination of digital camera, video calling (which you actually, I mean be honest, you never use it), mp3, pc FAST Internet.. It won't fulfill your "dream" phone. Companies would NEVER combine everything so perfectly coz it will ruin their other available products. When I was at he store this morning, I came to realize... If I want crystal clear images, I already have my digital camera (by the way Canon is always the best for pic resolutions).. If I want mp3, I already have my Sony Walkman.. But then I want fast Internet browsing and wide screen bec duh how will I enjoy Internet in a freaky small screen.. So since I have everything and all I NEED and WANT is pocket pc.. I got iPhone. believe me.. You'll enjoy it! By the way my bf's nokia n97 is fLling apart. Hahaha!
NvS, 15 Jan 2010Good news guys (iPhone users only,and that includes me)..!!!!
Complaints rolling in about G... moreYou're pathetic. What does another brand concern you?
Iphone has plenty of support issues on the forums - that offered no support since if you complain they call you a troll.
My iPhone overheated and then the screen simply cracked... No support whatsoever from apple. They said it was "external damage".
I'm not even the only one but that doesn't matter to them.
Don't matter to me either since this device is shit. What matters is that I have to pay 50$ for another 10 months to at&t.
Good news guys (iPhone users only,and that includes me)..!!!!
Complaints rolling in about Google Nexus One
nick, 13 Jan 2010im not the iphone's greatest fan, but the satio? hahahahahha world's worst touchscreen.Worst or not I prefer not to get enmeshed in this argument. However Satio is no match to I-Phone 3 GS and for that matter even Samsung Omnia HD is better than Satio .I have these two phones and would rate I-Phone ahead of Omnia HD in the areas of UI, touch screen, internet browsing & applications. On the other hand,I-Phone camera features and battery life leaves much to be desired. Omnia HD is definitely better in the areas of camera performance and music with the ear phones on. May be with the latest updates, it may become a tough candidate to the crown.
Go for the 3gs dude. no matter how great the features of the phone, it still comes down to the nice and responsive interface if you're going for a touchscreen phone. Many touchscreen phones are out there offering far more features than iphone, but on a daily basis of using a phone, i assure you iphone is a very nice choice..
Whahahaha. HE is talkin about Nokia, nokia had his times, it died allong time ago !!! I remember everybody talkin about the N97. It was a piece of plastic sh.... Just terrible touchscreen it was slowww and the phone feels like a toy from the toystore. The N900 also piece of plastic sh..... Nokia designs phones of cheap materialsss. And they put it in a nice boxx, and you will buy it. Just stupid. And if they use nice materialss then the phone doesn't have any option's!!! Just like the 8800 series. Nokia come with a better plan, because I ain't fallling for your low technology phones !!
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2010Using iPhone with styllus pen? Horrible.Why on earth?. The phone is not meant to be.
Iphone is the best phone there is, quick internet quick interface, is just like a computer, it doesnt get stuck, like htc smartphones, much much applications for it. High video playback, and it looks really good.!!! Common its a apple by macintosh, Apple gonna take over !!!! More and more people buy Apple products. Because its simply the best !!!! Just look howlong the iphone stays on top. Other phones just iphone clones !! Htc hd2 it's a nice phone, but video playback gets outta sync and converting with that format it takes alot of memory!!!! I love my 3gs white iphone !!!
if u buy 3gs, u will regret for the rest of ur life, believe me like the way u believe god.
this 3gs is expensive for it worst technology . nokia midrange phone can swallow 3gs easily, no need highend nokia
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2010Can someone plzzz compare Nokia n900 and iphone 3gs coz i have to make decision...plzzAnytime iphone...u will never use another phone again, sincere advice..!
go for the n900 less restrictions and u can rule the world with the n900 ... symbian let u do video conf call via fring only a matter of time for that for maemo... also joikuspot is the coolest thing ever when ur on the go
Hey. I have a simcard that works but I canselled the Internet If I were to put the simcard into the iPhone 3gs would the Internet on the iPhone work or do I gave to uncancell the Internet to alow The Internet on the iPhone 3gs and is it pricy. Please tell me
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2010Can someone plzzz compare Nokia n900 and iphone 3gs coz i have to make decision...plzzWhy rely on others. Compare for yourself and select the one that fits your needs...If you choose based of others U might not like....
for those considering iphone 3GS for purchase, for me this is the best in terms of the following.
1. browser experience
2. music player
3. screen responsiveness
4. ease of navigating in the menus
5. minimalist design
anyone checked this out yet?