iSuppli: Kindle Costs Twice Its Production Cost
Amazon has apparently been benefiting even more from the Kindle e-reader than previously though.
According to a "teardown" by iSuppli Corp, the Kindle 2 costs $176.83 to make with direct materials- plus an additional $9 or so in battery and manufacturing- despite retailing for $359.
Amazon does not release sales figures for the device, but TechCrunch reported last week that the Kindle 2 had sold 300,000 units through mid-April. The original sold 400,000.