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

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 11, 2011

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?

Source: Android and Me

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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