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32GB iPad 2 costs $337 to build: Touchscreen biggest expense

32GB iPad 2 costs $337 to build: Touchscreen biggest expense

The 32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G costs Apple $326.60 in components and a further $10 for production, according to the latest BOM research by iSuppli. That makes it just six dollars more than the original 32GB iPad, despite some components - such as the new Apple A5 dual-core processor - costing considerably more than their predecessors.

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iPad helps Dell swipe second place from Acer

iPad helps Dell swipe second place from Acer

There have been many computer markers that have been hammered by the iPad and the tablet market in general as sales of their cheap netbooks drop in the face of the tablet. While many makers cry and curse the tablet and its stealing of netbook market, Dell has benefitted impressively from the iPad.

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The Convergence Con

The Convergence Con

Tablets, iSuppli tells us, are the new epicenter for convergence, part smartphone and part notebook. It's not a new story; every few months the convergence debate rears its head, suggesting the latest and greatest device category is pulling together the disparate threads of modern digital life and blurring the overall lines between segments in the process. Yet, despite the soothsaying, the "converged" experience still falls well short of the holistic ecosystem we've been promised: we have more devices than ever before, and they seldom talk well to each other.

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Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

At this point we know just about everything there is to know about the Nokia N8. We posted up our review of the handset over the weekend. We have also had a look at the inside of the device thanks to iFixit. Today we get a rundown of what the N8 costs to build courtesy of iSuppli.

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Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

Apple TV Costs $64 to Make, According to iSuppli

After the launch of a high-profile gadget, two things generally happen: first, it gets torn apart by iFixit. The second, is iSuppli takes a look at the insides in their own way, and figures out just how much it cost a company to make the thing that everyone loves (or hates). This time around it's the new Apple TV, and while the previous version may have cost an arm and a leg to manufacture, the new, smaller version is definitely a lot easier on Apple's pocket.

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iSuppli reports new iPod nano costs under $46 to build

iSuppli reports new iPod nano costs under $46 to build

iSuppli has taken the new iPod nano and torn it apart to see how much it costs to build the device. According to the estimates offered by iSuppli the new nano has the second lowest cost to build at launch of any iPod ever, only the fourth generation device was cheaper to build at launch.

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Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging to see 65x growth by 2014 claims iSuppli; Nokia & RIM tipped as cutting their cords

Wireless charging solutions like the Palm Touchstone are likely to increase in shipments by a factor of 65x by 2014, iSuppli are predicting, suggesting that cordless power will spread from mobile phones to "portable media players, digital still cameras and mobile PCs."  They also predict the rise of a common standard which all manufacturers could promote cooperatively.  Current wireless charging shipments are believed to be around 3.6m units in 2010, though iSuppli expect that to rise to 234.9m in just four years time.

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iPhone 4 components cost $187.51 say iSuppli

iPhone 4 components cost $187.51 say iSuppli

The flip side of entertaining teardowns is the bill-of-materials (BoM) assessment, and while we've seen the iPhone 4 reduced to its constituent boards (and beyond, if you don't mind grey dust) it's taken a little longer to do the sums.  iSuppli reckon the components for the Apple smartphone cost the company $187.51 for the 16GB version.

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The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

Did anyone else notice it's Monday? We sure did. It just has an air about it, doesn't it? Well, we're happy that you chose to start your week out with us, and welcome to this latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got a CDMA HTC Hero showing up somewhere it doesn't belong, and Samsung wants to give you money for developing applications. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Blue Ant's got a new speakerphone for your Bluetooth pleasure, a new report shows cell phone shipments around the world are growing, and finally, a LEGO robot that can raise its own bridge.

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