HTC's Major Announcement: HTC Partners with 'Beats by Dre' for Integrated Devices

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    It turns out that Malvado's story yesterday giving us a "heads up" on the "major" HTC announcement was absolutely correct. Yesterday, we were teased that HTC would make a "major announcement" today. The official announcement has been made and it turned out to be a partnership with "Beats by Dre". If you are unfamiliar, Beats by Dre (a.k.a Beats Electronics) is a music production company that also sells audio accessories like headphones. It was started by famed rapper Dr. Dre. In the music industry, it is a well recognized brand, and the partnership means that HTC will actually be coming out with Beats by Dre branded integrated Android devices and accessories. Above is an official video for the announcement, and below is the full press release.
     
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    kinda hillarious that they used a track that wasn't from Dre.
     
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    Yawn......
     
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    That's a shame.
     
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    Since when is Dr. Dre a member of the Black Eyed Peas?
     
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    Yep... I didn't catch that. The source I got this from was a bit vague and made it seem like he was from that group, which seemed off to me, but I wasn't sure... fixed now. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    this is a major announcement? wow...lame...
     
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    Fergie in drag

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    They've (BEATS) been using this song to let the potential buyers feel the hit of the bass on the headphones.
     
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    Sorry...but this made my day...LOL!!!

    I dont know tho....back before NWA...back before World Class Wrecking Crew...there is a pic of Dre floating around with some...questionable clothes on. Wrapper might be the right word..
     
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    Thanks for the obvious.

    The point was that of all the songs they've could have used from Dre, they went outside to get another song.You'd think they'd use one of his, or something he created, instead of the BEP
     
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    Sooo.....they are just making headphones and speakers for HTC phones?
     
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    I wonder if HTC phones are going to go up in price now because of this. Beats products, while they may be nice, tend to be a little on the expensive side. I guess it could be that they are a Monster Cable product, which also tend to be quite expensive.
     
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    I doubt it. That would cause them to lose some business I'm sure.

    Sent from my DROID 3 directly to YOU!
     
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    I am glad that a manufacturer is finally paying attention to sound quality. While BEATS isn't the best thing out there IMO, its still a good thing for HTC.

    CM74DX
     
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