How to build your own T-Mobile G1 Phone
Do you like experimenting and building gadgets, if so how about having a go at building your own T-Mobile G1 mobile phone? The guys over at iSuppli actually stripped a Google Android T-Mobile G1 apart piece by piece, and then calculated the material cost as $143.89.
The $143.89 figure however is estimated component and material costs for the G1 mobile phone and does not take into account other expense such as R&D, manufacturing costs and software.
So the key components come out at…Baseband $28.49…Camera $12.13…Radio Frequency power and amplifier portion $9.84… Display $19.67…other components $73.76.
For a complete run down visit the source. So knowing the BOM is now roughly $143.89 and that the G1 sells for just under $180, is that price a good deal?
Source — isuppli