iSuppli claims the HTC Thunderbolt, which has sold well through Verizon (VZ), carries the...

|About: Verizon Communications (VZ)|By:, SA News Editor

iSuppli claims the HTC Thunderbolt, which has sold well through Verizon (VZ), carries the highest component cost of any phone it's analyzed. Qualcomm (QCOM) probably isn't bothered - based on iSuppli's data, there's likely over $60 worth of Qualcomm 3G and 4G chips inside each unit. Qualcomm also collects a hefty royalty on each unit sale.