HTC Accord reportedly to get Beats Audio technology

HTC Accord reportedly to get Beats Audio technology
Friday morning, we showed you a rendering of the Barney-colored HTC Accord. Expected to be one of the Taiwan based manufacturers first Windows Phone 8 handsets, the device will appparently include Beats Audio technology. A source for The Verge says that not only will the phone contain the usual Beats Audio controls, a separate app will be available to control the volume from the phone's settings options. Having Beats Audio on the Windows Phone 8 powered HTC Accord might seem a little surprising considering that the two companies have seen their relationship deteriorate recently with HTC selling back majority ownership of Beats Audio and subsequent speculation that HTC would no longer put Beats Audio technology on its new phones.

HTC denied those rumors and the Taiwan based manufacturer has backed it up, according to the source, by including Beats Audio on the HTC Accord. And similar to the HTC One X, the Beats Audio logo will be displayed on the lower back of the handset. HTC is also rumored to be adding Beats Audio to its other expected Windows Phone 8 models like the HTC Zenith and the HTC Rio.

We should know more around the third week of September when HTC announces its Windows Phone 8 lineup.

source: TheVerge

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15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Bass beats head phones is the most over rated head phones out there. it only sells because it have DR. DRE's name on it. and half of the owners probably doesn't know what company makes BASS BEATS plus don't even listen to DR. DRE

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

It looks like the /">HTC Accord will offer Beats Audio technology LOL...

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I thought the HTC guy said they will be dropping beats audio as they don't see any clear difference

12. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

wow! really? this ugly @$% phone design HTC this looks like knock off lumia phone but aye it has beats audio lmao

10. SleepingOz unregistered

OH WOW, IT'S BEATS BY DR DRE! SWAGGGGG . . not! Seriously beats doesn't rhyme with technology.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

now that's more like it. ;) i love how you guys bolded everything that would tickle my fancy about this. xD

6. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Do you want a phone or an ipod?

17. oister85 unregistered

The question is do you want a phone or a walkman z

5. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I might be wrong, but I´m seeing each OEM striking in a different feature... Samsung screen size, thin profile; Nokia, camera; HTC, audio quality. It´s going to be a mater of feature preference! All phones look awesome!!!

11. SleepingOz unregistered

HTC audio quality? WRONG! If you want the best audio quality that a smartphone has to offer, go for the GSIII(and probably the GNOTE II)! Wolfson DAC chipsets for portable devices are the best.

16. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I´m not saying that HTC has the best audio quality, but they do give it premium treatment putting Beats. It´s their signature move, just like Nokia has Pureview.

18. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

out of the htc devices i can say the only usable speaker phone with ambient noise is the one on the evo 4g lte. even th one x audio sounds dull

4. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

For me the 3d capabilities on the Evo 3d was a gimmick. For me the illuminated charm on the HTC Rhyme is a gimmick. For me the HTC watch is a gimmick. When it comes to the Beats Audio, it adds to the refinement of HTC's product, although it is a slight tweak to the standard audio stack settings and not a complete overhaul to the audio experience is enough for me. I can tell the difference within not only the bass but also with the treble weither I am listening through my samsung ear buds, and my car stereo speakers (bose). when it really shines is when i use my studio Beats Earphones. THERE IS NO ONE STOP PERFECT SERVICE FOR EVERY ONE. on another note HTC sold back a majority stake ( IMPLYING THEY ARE STILL A LARGE OWNER WITH 25%) so why would they still be owners and not employ the technology on their devices? My take on HTC choosing to no longer put Beats Audio technology on its new phones doesnt mean incliding the audio software but the hardware. thats just my 2 cents though

3. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Oh crap, first Samsung, then Nokia, now HTC really caught my attention! Wich one to get?? This is going to be a tough call... (I wish I could afford all of them! Would use one per day!)

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

If the renders of the Accord and Lumia 920 are real, I'll be sticking with the ATIV

1. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Meeh... I love my HTC evo 4G lte but honestly beats audio is a gimmick. It only seems to make a slight difference when you listen to hip hop or pop none of which I care for. I use poweramps equalizer with a par of bose headphones. :)

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

but thats exactly what beats do! its dr dre for god sakes hes an X rapper/music producer....... where have you been?? his beats appeal to a certain crowd and genre of music man sorry if you didnt know that....

9. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Yes, that is what beats DOES... All I'm saying is even when you listen to hip hop or rap with beats ( which I have) it still doesn't sound all that different without it in my opinion. And please I know who the f*** dr. Dre is Mr. Nwa.

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