Amazon Kindle: Pricetag $359, But Costs Only $185 To Make

05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • RACHEL METZ tech.yahoo.com

If you aren't sure whether Amazon.com Inc.'s latest Kindle electronic reading device is worth its $359 price tag, an analysis by research firm iSuppli may shed some light.

It broke down the device's components and determined that the gadget costs about $185 in parts and manufacturing, or about 52 percent of the total price.

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