/// Teardown Shows Nokia’s Lumia 900 Costs $209 to Build
As smartphones go, the Lumia 900 has a lot of hopes tied up into it. It represents the collaboration of Microsoft, the software behemoth on the PC that has struggled in recent years to make a go of the smartphone business, and Nokia, once the king of wireless phones, period, now struggling to get back in the game versus Apple and Google. So far, the launch hasn’t gone quite so well. First there was a lackluster review . Then, days after going on sale on Easter Sunday , the company has admitted to a software glitch and is offering people who bought one a $100 credit in addition to a software patch . The credit makes the phone free to buyers willing to take a two-year service contract. Now the market research firm IHS iSuppli has taken a Lumia 900 apart and, in a report shared with AllThingsD that will be released later today, has determined that it costs Nokia about $209 to build.
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Teardown Shows Nokia’s Lumia 900 Costs $209 to Build