FUD Zilla heard the production costs of a BlackBerry Storm are around $200 per unit. This is one of the reasons why this phone continues to be so expensive. The site also suggests sales of the Storm are better than expected:
Reports are suggesting that each BlackBerry Storm is using around $200 in parts per unit manufactured. As time goes by RIM will be able to enhance and shrink that number, but in the short term it is rather expensive to build; and that is why the deals on it are few and far between.
From what we have been hearing the Storm has sold better than perhaps the company had predicted with Verizon alone saying that it has sold over 1 million units. Still, the defect rate has been a bit high, but the up side of this is that the company will have plenty of parts from which to draw on for refurb Storms.