Tuesday, 24 April 2012

[TechRepublic] Nokia achieved Lumia 900's $209 bill of materials with single-core processor, low RAM

Cracking Open

TechRepublic Member | April 24, 2012

Editor's note
In my Lumia 900 teardown, I suggested that Nokia launched the handset for $99 in part because they used a single-core processor and only 512MB of RAM. A recent cost analysis of the Lumia 900's hardware supports this idea.

Nokia achieved Lumia 900's $209 bill of materials with single-core processor, low RAM

Windows Phone 7.5 and low hardware costs help Nokia hit aggressive $99 price point for Lumia 900. Read more

Cracking Open the Nokia Lumia 900

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