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Retail price: $249 before rebate
Cost of components: $202.89
Research In Motion's latest effort to outpace Apple (AAPL) in the hotly contested smart phone market, the BlackBerry Storm sports a unique touch screen design that evokes the iPhone in many ways. Reports say RIM (RIMM) sold more than a half a million Storms in its first month on the market. All told, the materials used to make it cost $202.89, according to an iSuppli teardown analysis. Surprisingly, its most expensive component is not the screen, but its Qualcomm (QCOM)-made wireless chip, which costs nearly $35.