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HTC CEO Peter Chou to make major announcement on Thursday morning

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HTC CEO Peter Chou to make major announcement on Thursday morning
So just what is on Peter Chou's mind? We will know soon enough when the CEO of HTC makes a major announcement Thursday morning at 11:30am EDT. There is some speculation that Chou will comment on the patent infringement case that Apple won against HTC. The last time we reported on Chou's comments on the case, he called it a mere distraction.

HTC has some devices upcoming like the HTC Puccini tablet coming to AT&T, the high end HTC Vigor for Verizon and the HTC Kingdom for Sprint. But at this point, any announcement concerning launch dates, pricing or spec changes relating to the trio would most likely come from the respective carrier. As far as being a new phone or tablet, that is doubtful as major new product announcements are usually given more than just 24 hours of lead time.

It wasn't so long ago that HTC was a mere contract manufacturer in the industry. Now, when the CEO of the Taiwan based company talks, even if it just a teleconference, it is considered big news. Check with us tomorrow morning and we will let you know what Mr. Chou tells the world.

source: HTC via AndroidCentral

**UPDATE**

The news is out. HTC has entered into an agreement with Beats by Dr. Dre to give owners of HTC smartphones the chance to hear the highest-quality sound possible. The Beats by Dr. Dre blog has leaked the story ahead of Peter Chou's teleconference.

What we know is that HTC will invest $300 million in Beats Electronics LLC and in return become a partner with the company. Beats Electronics remains an independent company and the first HTC phone to include Beats by Dr. Dre will come out this fall with Best Buy among other retailers, offering the smartphone.

source: BeatsbyDr.Dre via  AndroidCentral

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:29 9

3. nelsonl21 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


lame comment miz very lame ._.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:50 9

6. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


do u troll cuz you have no life? no friends (insert forever alone face) ? tell me, i'm a very curious man.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:53 9

7. ngo2dd (Posts: 794; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


How about telling Apple to stop copying HTC. Cough S3 Cough.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:47 5

11. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


HTC makes amazing products. Yes so does apple but other companies are allowed to make nice things. There are way better then crappy samsung and moto. HTC and chou are boss.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:52 5

13. Busa03 (unregistered)


Looks like U never have owned an htc.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:47 1

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Like the HTC Evo with a broken charge port? or the HTC Hero will god awful hardware and more lag than a dial up connection? Or the HTC Thunderbolt with so many bugs and glitches it makes owning a Motorola phone look good?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:46 2

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, guess 13 people couldn't handle the truth. Not my fault if HTC makes inferior devices.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 22:59

27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


damn Miz! 25 dislikes. you're probably the most disliked person on Phone Arena by now. xD

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:17

2. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


bah baaah

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:35 6

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Cant wait Till Apple decides to sue LG, and LG gets hurt like Samsung and refuse to make its retina displays. Apple needs to stop eating off others manufactures plates.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:47 6

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Wrong article.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:29 2

15. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


no its not. Its relevant, it speaks about how apple is scared of loosing its thrown build out of glass, so its deciding to sue the hell out of all other companies, i just mentioned that i cant wait what kind of bulls**t apple will pull on LG and soon Motorola(again).

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 13:09

26. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Gemini is rignt. This article has nothing to do with Apple, LG, Samsung, Lawsuits.. Really anything that you mentioned in your post.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 19:58 1

8. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


that they wiil finally unlock bootloaders or finally make quality phones that.last .. not cute looking but fragile phones..

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:51

12. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I think this is the first time i disagreed with you but i have to say the evo 3d thunderbolt and so on are anything but cute and fragile. Maybe I am a little bit of an htc fanboy but they have some cool stuff. Like kickstand htc sense and some killer design. They also said they will unlock boot loaders there customer support is great.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:09 1

9. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


it seems like its just an announcement of an investment with beats audio, bummer, but at least its something!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:21 3

10. ltr (unregistered)


IT better be good news.

Worst case scenario....a cancellation of a product, because of Apple.

Best case, maybe teaming up with somebody.

I am hoping HTC teams with Canon,nikon, Kodak, or even Fuji to make better quality camera phones

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 21:04 3

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The case that Apple won? But Apple didn't win. A judge declared they have a case. That's it.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:08

19. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Good remark!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:36

20. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Yeah, why the premature verdict PhoneArena?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 22:59

18. Started with StarTac (unregistered)


In case people haven't noticed, a "win" in court is generally meaningless until you've reached a certain court level. Hence appeals, more appeals, and yet even more appeals, until you've either gotten the answer you want, or have gone as high as you can possibly go.

Wins and Losses should generally be followed by "for now".

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 23:49

21. ltr (unregistered)


I was half right....teaming up with someone, CAnt wait to hear music using Beats audio from an HTC phone.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 00:05

22. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


SWEET htc be rocking them beats

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 02:56

23. baldilocks (Posts: 544; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


This isn't even news...

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 04:22 1

24. madmikepr (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


HTC announces it has found the cure for the world economy. Friday, Apple sues claiming patent infringement. xD

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 12:22

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


now that I know the "major announcement"... hmmmm lots of lightning but little thunder...

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