The report, titled The Smartphone Royalty Stack: Surveying Royalty Demands for the Components Within Modern Smartphones, has finally tagged a dollar amount to what consumers pay toward royalty fees. The figure comes to about $120 for a hypothetical smartphone that costs $400. This means that 30 percent of a device’s cost goes to royalty payments, which is almost equal to the price of the phone’s physical components.



  1. Tim says:

    It’s yellow. Sue Newton.

  2. deegee says:

    All I can say is, I wish I was on the receiving end of some of those royalties.

  3. ECA says:

    $120 royalties..
    $150 HARDWARE(thats a MAx price outside the USA)
    Then TRIPLE the price for profit and resale..
    $810
    And there are over 200 Copyrights in a Smart phone..

  4. iTold You So says:

    … And the IDIOTS keep on paying for them. (Or was that “iDiots”? As in: http://vimeo.com/79695097 )

    What’s your point?

  5. orchidcup says:

    Bobbo, this is not funny.

    • MikeN says:

      lol

    • ± says:

      awwww…. u miss bobbo.

    • Tim says:

      I *think* that was the paranormal ESP {Electronic Spam Phenomena} in action from ‘beyond’.

      I *think* Uncle Dave unmercifully squished it thus precluding futher research, though reinforcing ‘hope’ that dead is dead.

  6. A. Turing says:

    that link is not about foot powder. it is a ruse — ugly fucking site looks about as active as LiveJournal…

    • A. Turing says:

      wait… “”In the end I got a website …

      do you mean “you got a website, in the end” or “in the end, you got a website” ??

      does it hurt? isn’t that a double-dangling…something??

      revision: bot.

      • Tim says:

        Damn, Turing; You really do have a website up your ass, or something. It is not really that complicated to discern — Just ask noname and then append “…or am i…” to it and then you have the correct profile.

  7. MikeN says:

    The phone is not smart, the seller is.

  8. sargasso_c says:

    Would like to find out how many of those patent holders receive royalties.

  9. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    Qualcomm was earning royalties from almost every 3G cell phone in the world with its holding of patents related to CDMA. The HSPA system adopted by GSM phones for 3G data used CDMA. That along with CDMA2000/1x-RTT phones comprised the overwhelming majority of the world’s cell phones.

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    • Tim says:

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      Did spambots just go meta??

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