Beats, and well, it looks like the teaser page has gone live this morning. The service has been dubbed Beats Music and is expected to go live next month, in January 2014. Speculation suggests we will see an announcement during CES, but for now, that has yet to be confirmed.
Beats Audio is not a new topic. In fact, way back in March we heard details on the service when it was still being referred to by codename. At the time the company was calling it Project Daisy, and while we have yet to see an official launch announcement, it does look like that will be coming soon. Possibly before the end of the year.
break between HTC and Beats Electronics, it seems as if the yet to be announced HTC One Max will include Beats Audio. The details are coming by way of Luke Wood, president and chief operating officer at Beats Electronics who was recently interviewed by Stuff. During that interview Mr. Wood spoke about an upcoming "large-format device" from HTC.
back in August about how Beats Electronics was looking to get the remaining 25 percent stake still held by HTC. That discussion popped up in mid-August and while the details seemed solid at the time, the talk went quiet. But while the talk may have gone quiet, it looks like the two companies were in discussion and as of today HTC has announced they have sold their remaining stake in Beats Electronics.
Beats Electronics LLC partnership may soon be coming to an end. The details have yet to be officially announced by either company, however a recent report coming from The Wall Street Journal is talking about how Beats are looking to not only make the split from HTC, but also take on a new investor to push forward with some growth. Simply put, it looks like Beats is making moves to take back the 25 percent stake currently being held by HTC.
previous reports of a music streaming service from Beats Electronics, we now have some official details. Specifically, the company has announced Project Daisy and while some of the finer points are still missing, we are getting a look at what we can expect. Details coming from Beats Electronics brings talk of a $60 million dollar investment and some of the names that will be backing the project.
Cricket Wireless is bringing a new smartphone to its line up. The HTC Desire C promises solid features and specs at a reasonable price. That seems to be the general focus for most of the phones and devices released on Cricket. One feature the phone is clearly pushing is music playback, with Beats technology implemented.
Beats Audio. I'd be lying if I said I was surprised, as I wasn't too sold on the idea to begin with. In what HTC is calling “a realignment of their business agreement” they've sold 25% of their 51% stake back to Beats, and now is no longer the majority stockholder.
Beats by Dr. Dre brand, it looks like they're going to be scaling back a bit, at least as far as pack-ins are concerned. That means no free Beats headphones with HTC smartphones, at least for the immediate future. HTC told Cnet that its research suggested that the headphones included with phone like the HTC Sensation XL and Verizon's Rezound weren't a significant factor in their buying decisions, making it a fiscally responsible decision to do without them.