There are many comparisons between the Kindle Fire and iPad 2 as a tablet. With top issues like no camera, microphone, screen size, and lack of 3G.
Posted 12:15PM 11/22/11
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Analysis has the part cost of the $199 Kindle Fire to be $201.70.
Amazon Kindle Fire Costs $201.70 to ManufactureNovember 18, 2011
Amazon’s Kindle Fire media tablet carries a BOM cost of $185.60, according to preliminary findings from the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service. When manufacturing services expenses are added, the cost increases to $201.70, as shown in the table below.
This is slightly lower than the IHS virtual estimate of the Kindle’s cost issued in September of a BOM amounting to $191.65, and a total of $209.63, when factoring in the manufacturing and the margin expenses.
ISupply say the iPad2 cost $326.
iPad 2 Carries Bill of Materials of $326.60, IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis ShowsMarch 13, 2011With the second-generation iPad, Apple Inc. has held the line on the bill of materials (BOM), maintaining virtually the same costs as the first version of the device, an IHS iSuppli teardown analysis of the product has revealed. The 32GB NAND flash memory version of the iPad 2 equipped the with Global System for Mobile Communications/high-speed packet access (GSM/HSPA) air standard carries a BOM of $326.60. The 32GB version equipped with the code division multiple access (CDMA) air standard carries a BOM of $323.25. The compares with $320 for the first-generation 32GB 3G iPad, based on pricing from April 2010.