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FYI...see link.

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Jay

November 11, 2011

Analysis Says $79 Kindle Costs $84 to Make

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011...gewanted=print
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A recent analysis from IHS iSuppli determined that Amazon's $79Kindle e-reader, which is the online retailer's cheapest Kindle thus far, costs $84.25 to make.

In the report, iSuppli said the total cost of materials for the Kindle is $78.59, including $30.50 for the e-reader's 6-inch E-ink display. The market researcher estimates manufacturing costs run $5.66 per device.

IHS iSuppli notes that these costs don't include any of Amazon.com Inc.'s development costs for the Kindle, or costs related to things such as shipping and distribution of the device.