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HTC Droid Incredible Parts Cheaper Than iPhone 4

Apple's iPhone 4 components cost more than those for the HTC Droid Incredible, hardware analysis firm iSuppli has announced.

After three months of detailed hardware analysis, iSuppli has concluded that parts for Apple's iPhone 4, which runs on the new iOS 4, cost around $181.85, bringing the total cost of making the smartphone to $189.41.

Parts for HTC's Droid Incredible, on the other hand, cost around $163.35, while the total cost for assembling the device is $172.25.

iSuppli has said that the figures do not include the software development costs, as well as shipping, advertising and marketing fees.

The company found that the cost to build the Droid Incredible is almost the same as for making Google's Nexus One smartphone, which also runs on the Android platform.

Speaking to Businessweek, iSuppli analyst Andrew Rassweiler, said: “There are so many commonalities between the Incredible and the Nexus One, and some of the other Android phones we're looking at, it's pretty clear the manufacturers are following some of the same basic design guidelines.”