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HTC Hooks Up with Dr. Dre's Beats Electronic for $300 Million

Steven Blum

The speakers on your average HTC will likely be getting an upgrade. HTC has announced a strategic partnership with Dr. Dre's Beats Electonics. Could this mean the headsets that come with HTC phones will also become bass-bumping, noise-cancelling wonders? I sure hope so!

HTC has purchased a 51% stake in the company for $300 million, which will likely make Dr. Dre one of the richest men in the hip-hop industry. 

I haven't tried Beats headphones but always thought they looked quite sexy. Certainly it was a smart move on HTC's behalf to focus on improving the sound quality on their devices to compete with Apple, who has always included nice-sounding headsets with their iPhones.

Could a high quality pair of headphones make you more likely to choose one phone over another?

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  • Alice Smith Jul 3, 2012 Link

    Wow, I think the Beats By Dre will certainkly promote HTC's perfect development! Check Beats By Dre here.

  • Zhu Lee Aug 11, 2011 Link

    that's nothing for HTC.

  • Alex Irwin Aug 11, 2011 Link

    300 MILLION??????

  • Steven Blum Aug 11, 2011 Link

    This will totally improve HTC's street cred.

  • Android Addict Aug 11, 2011 Link

    I really do like the aesthetic of the Beats headphones. They are really sleek and sexy. To me it seems obvious HTC wants some street cred and theyll probably get it. Most of my music is uncompressed and could use some quality headphones.

  • Louis Hong Aug 11, 2011 Link

    Beats headphones are overpriced junk. Bose is the best.

  • Di Tao Aug 11, 2011 Link

    Yaaaay. This is a smart move by HTC!

  • Marvin Cleaver Aug 11, 2011 Link

    The Speakers on the Sensation are horrid. So glad that maybe they'Ll be getting an improvement!