Looks like the rumors were true.
Apple announced today that it has agreed to acquire both Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The Cupertino firm will pay a total of $3 billion for the house that Iovine and Dre built, including $2.6 billion right away ... Read More »
We’ve heard talk of Beats Music for quite a while now. It was said to be just another music streaming service, which left many of us completely disinterested in what it had to offer. Now Beats has finally released some details on its new service, though, and I have to say it actually sounds pretty ... Read More »
It looks like the days of HTC devices with Beats audio may be over. It all started when HTC purchased a 50.1% stake in the company. The two teamed up to create an audio system for HTC devices, which started out as an inflexible bass-heavy software equalizer that didn’t work well. But they improved the ... Read More »
HTC has partnered with Beats for quite a while, slapping their logo onto HTC phones for years. HTC has integrated various levels of Beats software, whether it be a poor quality software equalizer that only works in the stock music app or a more refined (but still software) equalizer that can work for any audio ... Read More »
Beats Electronics has an interesting legacy of ups and downs. While the headphone division of the company has been largely considered a success, their introduction in the world of smartphones with HTC was a bust. Not directly related to to introduction of Beats Audio in HTC handsets, ever since devices featuring the results of the ... Read More »
The last time we talked about an HTC streaming music service, the rumor was that HTC would launch a Spotify competitor and leverage Beats CEO, Jimmy Iovine (who also serves as Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M) to secure contracts with various music labels to get the streaming music service off the ground. Today things ... Read More »
Want to get an early look at HTC’s other new 4G LTE phone coming this holiday season? YouTuber worldofjohnboy just uploaded a nearly five minute unboxing of a pre-production model HTC Rezound, which we had previously referred to as the HTC Vigor.
Nothing new is revealed in the video, but the ... Read More »
HTC’s first Beats audio handset, the HTC Sensation XE, has finally been formally announced. And boy does it look good.
Coming in with an all-new black and red color scheme, the Sensation XE is exactly what earlier leaks pegged it to be. A slightly upgraded HTC Sensation with Beats brand audio enhancements. Under the ... Read More »
The HTC Holiday, HTC Vigor, HTC Kingdom and HTC Ruby are still awaiting their official unveiling, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate on the phones that will come after them. The HTC Runnymede is expected to be available around the holidays and is rumored to feature some pretty interesting specs. ... Read More »
Google and Motorola may be stealing most of the attention today, but that doesn’t mean we have to go without new details on HTC’s upcoming dual-core devices. The latest news about the HTC Vigor comes to us via a Dutch retailer that posted a picture and specs about the phone. We’re assuming the page ... Read More »