HTC Thunderbolt – Expensive But A Faster Smart Phone

HTC Thunderbolt is Verizon’s first 4G LTE Smartphone. And to everyone’s surprise, it will be the most expensive phone to make in the world at the moment. According to iSuppli, the cost of materials that took to build the HTC Thunderbolt was exactly $262 which is by far the most expensive smart phone manufacturing cost. The 4G LTE Component is the one that costs $39.75, which is why the mobile manufacturing costs this much. Well, but the smart phone was actually fast enough and it was worth the cost.

HTC Thunderbolt

The current iPhone 4 version has a BOM(Bill of Materials) at $172. Even with the inclusion of the 4G LTE Component, this will jump to only $212. Hence the overall design change and other fixes amounts to the remaining. Verizon has planned to give away this phone for free on a promotional offer. We are yet to get the dates. I wonder why would Verizon Wireless give away the most expensive phone for free! In fact Apple iPhone 4 build cost is less in comparison to HTC Thunderbolt.

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