AT&T Beats Music Streaming for the Family Arrives for $14.99

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With tons of options readily available in the music space, even on mobile, AT&T and Beats Audio have been working hard at a new solution for the entire family. Being the first carrier to exclusively launch the new Beats Music streaming service all for just $14.99 per account. Created by the same Beats Audio company […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”


It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Beats Exec Confirms Existence of HTC One Max


Beats Electronics President and COO Luke Wood said in an interview that HTC is working on “several new devices” that will launch in the fall, including a “large-format HTC device.” We can only assume that he’s talking about the HTC One Max — HTC’s rumored take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other phablet-style […]

HTC and Beats Break Up, Will Still Remain Friends


Headphone company Beats has bought back the remaining 25% stake that HTC had in its company — some $265 million. This means that Beats is now on its own and has severed ties with HTC. Both companies had a tight relationship, where HTC bought a majority 50.1% stake in Beats back in 2011 in order […]

HTC Courts iPhone Owners With Free urBeats for Trade In

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After having proposed a trade in program for existing smartphone owners and paying for older smartphones as long as customers upgrade to a new HTC device, HTC is now going after iPhone owners. In its latest trade in offer, HTC Trade Up is now offering iPhone owners a free pair of urBeats earphones, valued at […]

Will HTC Return to Its Roots As an ODM?


HTC began making its mark in the early Pocket PC days by building quality hardware–then PDAs running Microsoft’s Palm-Sized PC and Pocket PC OSes–for various larger name companies. HTC encountered success when it had designed and manufactured the popular Compaq iPAQ PDA, which was later acquired by HP, and later it had designed and built […]

HTC Denies Separation from Beats Audio, Still Integrated In Smartphones


Following reports that HTC may be eschewing the Beats Audio integration to create lower cost smartphones, the company has sent us a message denying that. According to an HTC spokesperson, the company will still continue to integrate Beats Audio into future smartphones: HTC remains strongly committed to Beats Audio and including their innovation in our […]

HTC to Scrap Beats Audio Integration to Create More Affordable Smartphones


HTC has been struggling to gain market share for its One series devices that were launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress. The once strong smartphone manufacturer may be looking to abandon its plans to continue to integrate Beats Audio into future devices in order to create more cost-effective smartphones as it battles Apple […]

HTC + MOG = Awesome Smartphone MP3 Player

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Rumor has it that HTC is about to acquire music service MOG, if they haven’t already. Neither company will confirm this, but as TechCrunch points out, this wouldn’t be an unusual move for HTC, especially given their acquisition of Beats Audio and how much prominence audio is getting on their new phones. HTC is on […]

HTC to Introduce Beats Streaming Media Service?

HTC Teamed Up With Beats Audio To Announced HTC Sensation XE

HTC is hoping to leverage its $300 million partnership with Beats Audio to regain lost ground in the race for smartphone dominance as it is rumored that the smartphone-maker is preparing to launch a streaming music service. Details are scarce right now on how the service will work or what features will be included, but […]

New Software Update for HTC Rezound Brings Welcomed Multiple Bug Fixes


Verizon Wireless is beginning to deploy a new firmware update for the 4G LTE HTC Rezound smartphone, which was the first device to debut with Beats Audio, 4G LTE, and a 720p HD high resolution display. Though considered a minor software update, the update, delivered to users over the air, brings a number of welcomed […]

HTC Bringing Beats Audio to Mid-Range Primo Android 4.0 Handset


Despite its larger than life name, the HTC Primo will be targeted as a mid-range Android smartphone running Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich platform. However, it seems that HTC will be moving to make its premium audio experience, thanks to a partnership with Beats Audio, more widely available and the mid-range Primo will be bundled with […]

HTC Rezound Review – Skip The Beats, Give Me The Phone

HTC Rezound from Verizon Wireless

Pros A well-designed smartphone that offers speedy performance, a fast 4G connection, a crisp 720p display and a good camera. Cons It’s thicker and heavier than other phones in this class, Beats Audio only works with two apps and the design lacks a kickstand. The Scoop Beats Audio is way over-hyped, but despite that the […]

New HTC Ville Leak Reveals Curved Glass, Slim Form Factor


Following an earlier leak of the HTC Ville Android smartphone, we have a more detailed render of what HTC’s next-generation Android smartphone will look like. The Ville will be an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU from Qualcomm and is anticipated to be launched in February 2012, […]

HTC Rezound’s Beats Audio Only Works With Stock Music and Video Apps

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Oh here’s a fly in the ointment. The HTC Rezound boasts the inclusion of Beats Audio, which enhances the sound quality on tracks above that of other smartphones and most MP3 players. At the launch event HTC and Verizon demoed this for us, showing how the Beats Audio software activated when one plugged in headphones. […]

HTC Rezound Unboxing

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The HTC Rezound is now in the house! I just took it out of the box and I’m going to spent the next couple of days putting the smartphone through it’s paces and get you a full review as soon as possible so you can decide whether to buy it. The big deal with this […]

HTC Rezound Now Available on Verizon Wireless

HTC Rezound

For those of you that were waiting for HTC’s next big 4G LTE smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that you can head to Verizon’s online store and pick that phone up. The name of it of course is the HTC Rezound and it’s the company’s follow-up to its original LTE release on Verizon, the […]

HTC Sensation XL Gets Official: Massive Display, Beats Audio

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We were pretty sure that HTC would be announcing the HTC Sensation XL aka HTC Runnymede today at the company’s event in London and the manufacturer did not disappoint. The Sensation XL is exactly what we pegged it to be pre-launch, a Gingerbread-powered device with Beats Audio and a massive display. Essentially, the HTC Sensation […]

HTC Plans Beats Audio Party on Oct 6th: HTC Sensation XL Inbound?

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HTC has sent out invites to a music themed press event on October 6th, that may as well be called a party. Based on the headphones and the promise of hot musical guests, we expect that the we will see at least one new HTC handset with Beats Audio. The invitations feature Beats headphones, which […]