HTC Thunderbolt is very expensive

The HTC Thunderbolt is a Verizon LTE-equipped smartphone, and you can buy one with a two-year contract for $249.99. That's a pretty high price point, considering we usually see smartphones with a tag of $199.99. But what's even more expensive than its on-contract price is the actual price HTC pays to build these suckers. That price, my friends? Well, that's $262.

Now, that's obviously nowhere near what the Tag Hauer device costs, but it's still pretty substantial: iSuplli states that its the most expensive smartphone (to build) that it's ever torn down; in other words, more expensive than the iPhone.

It doesn't mean much to the consumer in terms of pricing, because you're paying less on-contract than what it actually costs (before your monthly payments for subsidation occur.) What it does mean to the consumer is quality. I have a Thunderbolt, and it's easily the best Android device I've ever used. Hopefully some other companies will take a hint.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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