Posts tagged with: Beats
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    Since last fall, we've been talking about the next big venture coming from Beats, following the company's relationship with a couple smartphone and tablet OEMs: a streaming music service. We knew it would be cross-platform, but that was about it: just who would get access? How much would it cost? Well, over the weekend we started getting our answers, with the announcement of the start of service, and a special offer for AT&T subscribers. Beats Music goes live on January 21, available on iOS, Android, and “Windows Mobile,” which we really hope is an error on Beats's part, and not a ...

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    The relationship between Beats and the smartphone community has been in a state of flux. After HTC's initial push with Beats hardware, we've seen things cool off a lot, and recently learned of HTC's latest effort to distance itself from Beats, selling off its remaining investment. Still, Beats seems to keep on ticking just fine, and not only do we have some HTC models still in the company's pipeline to arrive with Beats Audio, but we've seen HP get involved, as well. Today we're talking about the next step in the evolution of Beats and smartphones, with new details arriving of the upcoming ...

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    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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    HTC's relationship with Beats Audio sure started out so promising; smartphone audio performance had long gone under-appreciated, and positioning itself as the company to turn to for superior mobile audio really had the potential to drive HTC's sales. Except, things didn't quite work out as well as desired, and we've since seen HTC backing away from Beats, first dropping bundled headphones, and just this past month confirming plans to sell off its remaining shares in the company. Despite these setbacks, the Beats/HTC story isn't quite over, and Beats has confirmed plans to be involved with ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk bout some BlackBerry results along with the official divorce of Beats and HTC. Then we talk about Nokia smartphones getting hover interaction according to new patents. Google is next as an Open Project demo shows us how we can share our smartphone display with other monitors in an easy fashion. We then continue with the iPad 5 and some thickness changes according to leaks, aside from other leaks pointing to a gold iPad mini with Touch ID, but missing a more important feature. We end today's show talking about iOS 7.0.2, and Apple's recent hire of ...

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    The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of Surface products, while soon to be-acquired hardware maker Nokia (allegedly) prepares its own Windows tablet - and the horrible marriage of smartphone maker HTC and audio baron Beats finally, mercifully, dissolves. That's the big news for the week ending September 27, 2013, and all of it -plus iOS 7 literally making people sick- awaits you in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Bandit, which is rumored to be the codename for their next phablet. We later continue talking about Windows Phone as an HTC One rocking the operating system keeps being rumored, even though Beats Audio may not be part of the package. We later get some leaked photos of the probable LG Nexus 5, and it's full of good news. We later go through some additional details of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and they're not good. We end today's show with a batch of Apple rumors that include iPhone 5S colors, iPad iOS 7 update delays, fingerprint ...

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    A little more than two years ago, on August 11, 2011, HTC announced a partnership with Beats by Dr. Dre to deliver improved listening experience on select HTC devices. Since then, many phones made by the Taiwanese company have been graced with the Beats Audio branding, both on Android as well as on Windows Phone. However, according to recent reports and hear-say, Beats Electronics might be preparing to drop HTC. The company is allegedly preparing to buy back HTC remaining stake of 25% stake. On July 21, 2012, Beats bought back 25% from HTC's 50%, leaving the phone maker with 25%, and the ...

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    HP is getting back into tablets, this time with Android (and not with webOS with the ill-fated Touchpad). Their first device in this category is a budget device that reminds us a lot of the Nexus 7 but with worse specs and a low price. It has a 7" 1024x600 LCD display and is powered by an A9 Cortex CPU with 1GB of RAM. It's running on Android 4.1 and comes without a skin on top of Android. Interestingly, it has Beats Audio, making it the first non-HTC device to bring this audio-enhancing technology since the aforementioned TouchPad. It also has 8GB of storage, but unlike the Nexus 7, you ...

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    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. -W.C. Fields Like all corporations, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has seen its share of ups and downs; this year, it's mostly faced the latter. The company's financials continue to tumble as it struggles to recover from a rough 2011, when it pushed out a bevy of mediocre smartphones instead of honing its focus on one flagship line. HTC executed something of a reboot earlier this year, pushing out the One X to generally favorable reviews, but then found itself almost immediately steamrolled by ...

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    We've heard a lot about the relationship between HTC and Beats Audio over the course of this year so far. After making a massive investment in the company, HTC started featuring its headphones and EQ technology, only to later scale things back by ditching the bundled hardware. More recently, we heard rumors that HTC might break things off with Beats altogether in an attempt to save a little money, but HTC later denied those allegations. A new rumor suggests that we might see something very different from the future of the relationship between these two companies, with the release of a ...

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    The phone we used to know by the codename Golf -- which made an appearance recently -- was rumored to end up on shelves as either the HTC Wildfire C or the HTC Desire C. The Taiwanese phone maker made the device official and the HTC Desire C is their newest Android smartphone with Beats Audio integration. It is marketed by HTC as an accessible device but with a premium design. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC's own Sense 4.0 on top of it. Under the hood there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor clocking in at 600MHz -- of course single-core -- so don't expect stellar ...

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