Reports are coming in that HTC is indeed about to sell its stake back to Beats. In 2010, HTC owned 50 percent of Beats, before selling half last year for $150 million. The remaining 25 percent has increased in price considerably since then, as the new deal will close at $265 million.
It seems that Beats has already taken on a new partner in the form of Carlyle Group, which is said to be investing $500 million into Beat’s expansion efforts.
“We are confident that Beats will continue to drive innovation and growth in the premium audio accessory market, particularly as the proliferation of smart phones and tablets stimulate increased consumption of digital [...]
The known headphone maker Beats is reportedly attempting to buy back HTC’s 25 percent stake in the company. As per the Wall Street Journal’s report, Beats is looking to bring in a new investor to provide “fresh funds for growth,” and plans on buying back HTC’s stake at the same time. Although HTC bought a $300 million, 50.1 percent stake in Beats back in 2011, the headphone maker paid $150 million to take half of that stake back last year.
HTC’s quarterly sales have dropped below the US$4 billion mark since the fourth quarter of 2011, as it got squeezed in both the high and low end of the pricing spectrum globally. The Taiwanese company flagged [...]
As HTC launches their first flagship store in the South Extension market of the capital on wednesday, it is becoming increasingly clear to companies, that a end user experience is important. A first of a kind exclusive to HTC store which will not only have all HTC phones available at all times, but also will have all relevant accessories, including Media Link units, Beats by Dre Headphones and cases and covers for almost any HTC device at the store.
HTC plans to open more such stores in the coming months to cater to the wide end to end [...]
HTC has launched the mammoth Sensation XL in India, kind of like HTC’s answer to the Note. The device has a 4.7 inch SLCD display with Android 2.3 and newly acquired Beats by Dre Audio. The device is only 9.9mm thick and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset.
In the world of smartphone budgets where the prices are becoming lower, HTC has managed to price this phone at Rs. 39,990/- while the MOP( Best Buy) will be Rs. 38,799/-only.
We say Hah!
Its been a blizzard of Artist branded earphones, from Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga , P Diddy and even Ludacris. These SL99 Soul by Ludacris earphones are not your everyday earphones, and thats why we liked them at first go. The come with a premium pouch to safely carry them around. The flat cable is highly tangle resistant and oxygen free. Gold plated tips and solid, heavy build make these earphones look, feel and sound good.
Specs IncludeDynamic Neodymium Drivers 1.2 M Flat Tangle free cable Leather carry pouch Gold plated connector Sound Isolating type Apple Controls / Remote Total [...]
HTC Rezound has come into the lime-light due to a bunch of the device’s cases going up for pre-order. The phone is pretty identical to recent HTC styling and will have similar specsRed Glow Capacitive Keys 4.3-inch screen Dual-core 1.5GHz processor 1GB RAM Beats Audio 8MP rear camera. Among other things like included beats headphones, and a flurry of included sensors on the device. The device was earlier called the HTC Vigor, but it seems that the Rezound may be a US sub brand for Verizon CDMA, and the Vigor name will stick when the device comes Desi-Side (to India)
Just after we received official announcement of the HTC + Beats by Dre Partnership, news of the first Beats by Dre phone has just waled through the door and smacked us in the face. HTC Vigor will have a 4.3 inch screen and a 720p HD display, thats right a 1280 x 720 resolution on a 4.3 inch screen. It will also have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Vigor will run HTC Sense 3.5 UI on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
This may also very well be the first Beats by Dre phone as it is set to real ease this fall, [...]
HTC has had a highly profitable quarter, the company decided to buy into Beats by Dre ( the wonderful audio equipment manufacturer)
HTC says in the Press Release (below) that they have been working with Beats By Dre for some time and will have devices by the end of this fall.
The HTC and Beats by Dr. Dre partnership is an opportunity for two world-class companies to redefine the smart phone industry and define the future. For Beats by Dr. Dre, this represents a critical step in our continued mission to clean up the destruction of audio caused by the digital revolution; and reengineer how sound is delivered so that the consumer feels the music the way that the artist [...]