Google's Nexus 7 costs $152 to build, iSuppli says
A teardown of the tablet finds the device to look a lot like Amazon's Kindle Fire. The profit margin seems mighty slim, so the next question is: How many can Google sell?
The components that make up the Google's entry-level
The results, which were first reported by AllThingsD, suggest the possibility of a minor profit from the device, which will retail for $199 and come with 8 gigabytes of storage. It goes on sale this month.
The Nexus 7 is Google's answer to Apple's
While past tablets were priced much higher, Google is following Amazon's route and opting for a more affordable laptop. As a result, the Nexus 7 shares many similarities with the similarly priced Kindle Fire.
The Nexus 7, however, does boast higher-end components such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a better display, and a camera, which the Kindle Fire lacks.
Amazon may come back with its own upgraded device. A Kindle Fire 2 is widely believed to be in the works. Apple is also believed to be working on a lower priced smaller iPad as well.