Palm Pre Disassembled, Cost Estimated at $US170

You know the deal—as fast as companies can churn out gorgeous, functional gadgetry, nerds worldwide are waiting in the shadows to tear them apart. The Palm Pre barely survived the night before being torn up.

It looks like a reasonably painless disassemble job, at least at first, though they don't recommend removing the heat shield. Once all the parts were arranged on a table, the guys at Rapid Repair estimated the hardware cost of the Pre at just about $US170, which makes the smartphone's $US199 price tag a pretty good deal for us consumers. Go check it out if you like seeing your gadgets unadorned and forcefully stripped. [Rapid Repair]

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