1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

HTC strikes Deal with BEATS by Dr.Dre

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Malvado, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Malvado
    Offline

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    [​IMG]


    Remember earlier today how we posted HTC’s plans for a major announcement this Thursday? Well, as fun as it was guessing (Could it be a tablet? Unlocked bootloaders? Nexus Three?) thanks to AllThingsD, we now have a better idea what that announcement will be.
    Apparently, HTC is investing $300 million dollars into the digital sound company, Beats Electronics. You may have seen this technology inside your HP computers, headphones automobiles and in commercials featuring none other than Dr. Dre himself. In an effort to garner some extra street cred, HTC will have exclusive rights to the tech in their smartphones and will begin integrating Beats audio into their entire line of products. According to HTC, we’ll being seeing the first Beats certified devices before the end of this year.
    *UPDATE: Beats has officially confirmed their partnership with HTC ahead of Thursday’s announcement via their Tumblr blog:
    SOURCE: AllThingsD
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
  2. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    No letdown for me.

    This will be a good addition to the Android army. Should go nicely with their On Live partnership. Seeing reviews of the HTC WP7 phone with that huge slide out speaker...they sequel to that phone will need it...lol
  3. Droid Firefighter
    Offline

    Droid Firefighter New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana (and that is close enough for the internet
    If it could make my Dinc2 louder so I could hear the alert tones I would be happy.

    Sent from my ADR6350 using DroidForums
  4. Malvado
    Offline

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For that they would need to remake the phone with Beats technology. Its not something that can be sent via update.

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
  5. SwiftLegend
    Offline

    SwiftLegend New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Cool. It'd be nice to have nice audio quality on HTC phones. My only hope is that it doesn't make their phones any thicker. HTC usually has really sleak and thin phones..
  6. Malvado
    Offline

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I doubt it will make them thicker....BEATS headphones also have earbuds...pretty small with great audio quality :)

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
  7. Byakushiki
    Offline

    Byakushiki New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Usea
    Oh dear god. Looks like I might end up straying away from HTC now, despite their unlocking bootloaders...
    Honestly, to my ears, beats are nothing but bloated, artificial bass. Unless they decide to actually try to provide a nice, flat response, HTC's out the window now.
  8. steveninspokane
    Offline

    steveninspokane New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    One more reason I am a Motorola fan. :p
  9. jmayer
    Offline

    jmayer New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    lame

    wheres the vigor
  10. Malvado
    Offline

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Imo...beats are perfect...some ppl don't like them, others do. One thing though, beats aren't made to be used as studio headphones.

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
  11. eagle1967
    Offline

    eagle1967 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    colorado
    mavado

    what up man.

    well anyways ive been reading this on many sites. and i have come away with 2 things.

    1)biggest announcement letdown ever :)
    2) from what i read is this is nothing but overpriced poor audio.
    doing some searches it seams this is nothing but to make more bass for crap rap.
    and has very poor higher tones.

    I myself never heard of it/them. but i dont listen to anything dr dre would push.

    so i wonder if this is to invlude headphones which i doubt from what people are saying about the price. so fr they dont make speakers that would go in a cell phone. maybe speakers for a tab device??

    just not getting this whole thing. thinking its just a marketing ploy to attract those that have actually heard and follow this fad of beat headphones???


    i wonder if the announcement tommorow will actually say what this partnership does or will do.

    I did hear that dr dre ate a ice cream sandwich yesterday sooo........ :)
  12. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Well....I might have to retract my orig post...lol

    Marketing incentive then. Ppl that like BEATS will probably prefer HTC phones now.
  13. javipoo
    Offline

    javipoo New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    AH!! Dr. Dre is legendary. Wish they would team up with Moto, that would make my day.
    Most of the reviews I read about the headphones aren't that great, but i'm vain and I love most anything Dr. Dre.
  14. javipoo
    Offline

    javipoo New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    in 'Forgot about Dre' he claims
    "Gave you a tape full of dope beats
    To bump when you stroll through in your hood"

    Should he change it to...

    Gave you a Gig full of dope beats
    To bump when you stroll through in your hood
    And when your phone sales wasn’t doin too good
    Who’s the doctor they told you to go HTC?

    :icon_eek: ah! So bad! Sorry! I had to.
  15. nikecar
    Offline

    nikecar New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,246
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Sorta like an Apple cannot.

    I cannot stand dre and his crew anymore, but I won't be buying a phone just because he is or isn't involved in the speakers. If everything else is great, I might overlook his involvement
    Sent from my ADR6350 using DroidForums
  16. nikecar
    Offline

    nikecar New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,246
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    0
    -1

    Sent from my ADR6350 using DroidForums
  17. javipoo
    Offline

    javipoo New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    The way I figured, he's got enough money. I haven't bought anything Dr. Dre since The Chronic and some Eminem stuff. Good on them trying to make good speakers, I still miss My Droid 1 speakers. It was the only phone I had to turn down on account of being too loud!

    "Gave you a Gig full of dope beats
    To bump when you stroll through in your hood
    And when your phone sales wasn’t doin too good
    Who’s the doctor they told you to go HTC?

    ah! So bad! Sorry! I had to.
    -1"

    I know! lol
  18. Markster1
    Offline

    Markster1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If it nets us better speakers for htc phones them I'm all for it!

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab
  19. Detonation
    Offline

    Detonation New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Great, now people will be buying these phones just because they are Beats branded. The headphones suck and are overpriced but people don't care because they just want to be seen wearing them. This sounds like a move better suited for Apple.
  20. broosewee
    Offline

    broosewee New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Yonkers, NY
    +1 the -1

    Nice try.
Search tags for this page
beats merger
,

htc beats merger

,
htc marger with beats
,
htc merge beats
,
htc mergers withs beats