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Amazon May Lose Money On New Tablet Computer
2011-10-01 07:15:31

Kindle Fire, the new tablet computer revealed by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, costs $209.63 to make, or approximately $10 more than the device will sell for, Alistair Barr of Reuters reported on Friday. According to Barr, the cost estimate comes from IHS iSuppli, who determined that the components that go into the computer cost $191.65, with additional manufacturing expenses raising the price to nearly $210. "Based on IHS iSuppli's estimates, the company may lose just...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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