A couple of interesting images leaked early this morning of an unknown HTC-built phone. It looks to be very thin, coloured black and red and has the standard Beats logo on the back. What’s interesting is that the phone pictured above (although blurry) looks to actually not have an HTC logo. In fact, you know what – this thing looks more like that rumoured Beats By Dre phone and not an HTC phone. While it looks to have HTC’s distinctive styling I must say that this does not look to be coming from them alone.
What, a Beats By Dre phone you say? Yeah, a few days ago BGR reported that Beats By Dre are in fact working on their …
Thanks again to our regular tipster, Alex, we have another deal to share with you all. Dick Smith are selling the HTC One X on its lonesome for $668. However, if you purchase it you have the choice to pay an extra $15 and receive a couple of extra goodies.
You’ll be getting yourself a pair of Beats by Dre urbeats headphones – that is, the in-ear headphones that retail for $149 and a ‘force suction universal holder.’
If you’re after an HTC One X and want a bit more of a reason to grab one then this should do the trick. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive from Dick Smith than other online retailers, however, the extra goodies make …
Over the weekend, HTC announced that its 50% share in Beats Electronics will be re-sold back to Dr. Dre’s company for $150 million. Only in August last year did HTC purchase its majority share in Beats Electronics for $309 Million, and to the surprise of many, have suddenly re-sold half of their purchase, at a loss of $4.9 million.
HTC Corporation has said that the sale ”provides Beats with more flexibility for global expansion while maintaining HTC’s major stake and commercial exclusivity in mobile”, however the true nature of the sale, for now, is unknown. Whether HTC aimed to raise revenue through their sale of beats, or they came to the realisation that such a stake provided no advantage to …
Were you one of the lucky few to receive a free pair of Beats by Dre headphones with your HTC phone? While this was a given for the latter part of 2011 and early 2012, HTC have elected to discontinue the inclusion of these high-priced headphones with their mobiles.
HTC’s product executive told CNET,
“An accessory like the headphone doesn’t factor in when someone is buying a smartphone. If they want a Beats headphone, they’ll buy it directly.”
The good part is that HTC will continue with the integration of Beats software. Beats Audio software will be embedded into each HTC phone produced, displaying the famous ‘b’ logo on the backside of the device.