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HTC not cutting Beats Audio integration, despite rumor

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by 1 year ago
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HTC seems to be the center of tons of rumors these days, considering its current fiscal woes. The latest rumor to surface claims that the company might be shedding its Beats Audio feature in future phones. In an official statement, HTC has denied these claims, saying Beats Audio integration will remain.

HTC loses $1 billion off its market cap in 2 days

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by 1 year ago
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HTC’s financial results haven’t been kind to them lately, and neither has the media. All of HTC’s problems have been documented extensively lately, which, in turn leads to shareholders losing trust in the company’s ability to recover. However, this is the sort of thing a public tech company should expect. Financial dry spells never happen suddenly, even if it may seem so when everything comes crashing down. But the seeds for HTC’s decline were planted a long time ago, at the time when the company started to care more about sales than for its products. This led to HTC churning out…

How HTC didn’t meet “financial commitments” to Beats Audio

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by 2 years ago
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I think HTC made quite a few financial mistakes last year, and the outcomes of those mistakes are starting to appear this year. Besides other strategic mistakes that led to the sharp decrease of their market share and profits in US and Europe, like releasing too many “no-name” models with no long-term branding, they also made some very bad investments last year. That includes the $40 million they paid to OnLive, and I still haven’t seen anything coming out of that yet. They probably thought that their tablets will take off and their customers will want to play those games…

HTC lost its Beats as it sold back half of ownership stake for $150M

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by 2 years ago
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Instead of hearing the sweet sound of success, the much-championed synergy between HTC and Beats Electronics was met with a bunch of noise and static. With HTC struggling to carve a place in the smartphone market, the Taiwanese have decided to sell 25% of the audio brand’s shares back – stripping off the company from its majority shareholder status. The revelation was shared by HTC and Beats over the weekend, where the shares were announced to have been sold back for $150 million. Back in August 2011, HTC purchased 50.1% of Beats for $309 million. This means it may put…

Video review: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Evo 4G LTE – Which one is the best?

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by 2 years ago
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Android manufacturers are hard at work producing their take on the world’s best smartphone. Luckily for us Android fans, this summer, there is no shortage of contenders for the highly coveted title of King of the Android hill. Right now, perhaps, the fiercest rivalry in the Android world is the one between leading manufacturers HTC and Samsung. The stories of the arch-rivals couldn’t be more different. HTC led the smartphone revolution and commanded a sizable portion of the market up until recently. But now, the tides have turned, and the Taiwanese are struggling to return to their former glory, largely depending…

To bundle or not to bundle? HTC nixes Beats earbuds from future phones

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by 2 years ago
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For all the goodies that the HTC One series devices are packing inside, one can’t help to wonder why Beats headphones are conspicuosly missing from the package. Other recent high-end smartphones from the company, after all, have come with those distinctive red and black earbuds. If you hope to find a pair in the box of any of the new HTC phones, such as the HTC EVO 4G LTE, you’re bound to be disappointed. HTC product executive Martin Ficther explained to CNET that, for the time being, they have shelved the idea of bundling Beats earbuds with HTC smartphones. The company…

Get Beats Audio on your non-HTC Android phone

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by 2 years ago
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For many people, their Android devices are also their portable media hubs and their personal buddies in times of boredom. Just plug in the earphones and play one’s favorite songs to take one’s blues away. But, unlike some HTC phones, not all Android devices are equipped with Beats Audio that enhances your music experience. Fortunately, XDA Developer RockoDev has managed to flash Beats Audio on some Android phones. The developer also claims that this installation method works (or, rather, “should work”) on all Android devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher. The Beats Audio package has been tested and works…

HTC: do you still want to be “quietly brilliant”?

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by 2 years ago
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I have always been a huge fan of HTC’s devices, right from the introduction of the first Android OS phone, the G1, all the way through to the Sensation series. With the One series just on the horizon, what does HTC have in store? Last year represented a drop in both market share and mind share for HTC, as they acquiesced from their top spot atop the Android podium. Even I was not surprised that HTC squandered its Android-device dominance from years past to the likes of Samsung, which released some exceptional products last year. Sadly, and as was expected,…

HTC and Beats Audio set to acquire music subscription service Mog?

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by 2 years ago
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When Jimmy Iovine isn’t busy mentoring American Idol hopefuls, the music mogul, who founded and spearheaded Beats Audio, now partly owned by HTC, is hard at work to expand the company’s reach in the industry. According to reports from Business Insider, Beats Audio  is but a step away from acquiring a lesser known music subscription service known as Mog. Rumors have actually been circulating for months how Mog was looking for a potential buyer. Mog CEO David Hyman even admitted that the fledgling music subscription service had been in talks with potential buyers, but also categorically denied that the company…