HTC Partners With Beats By Dre

Smartphone maker HTC is set to acquire a majority stake (51%) in Beats Electronics, LLC for $300 million. As part of the deal, HTC plans on improving the sound quality and incorporating Beats technology to their mobile devices. In addition, Beats will continue its relationships with Chrysler Group and Monster Cable Products.

“The marriage of these two companies is very, very good. We are very good for each other,” says Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder of Beats By Dr. Dre with rapper/producer Dr. Dre. “With HTC’s innovation, technology and leadership, we feel we can really compete with anybody in this area.”

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  • lol

    bad move imo, but what do i know.

    Dre is not the smartest business guy. Jimmy is, but all he sees is green.
    I could see a guy like 50 doing a different move with his phones if it were him. whatever,

  • Hip Hop Head

    I think this is a great move, what better way to get into the mobile device market and snag a significant portion of the market while gettin a fat ass check and major financial support all at the same time.

    #HipHopWontDie #EVER

  • Jaymalls

    great move imo… Dre pulled a 50 on some vitamin water shit… lol! kudos 2 him n jimmy!

  • uhuh

    id rather want him team up with blackberry… htc sucks

  • Hip_Hop_Schola

    Thinking of changing my phone, should I get the HTC, iphone or another droid?

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    There is no one i repeat no one who has profited more from hip hop than Jimmy Iovine .I hope Dre owns a big chunk of Beats , i doubt it tho i would be surprised if he owns more than 10 percent .Its really amazing how much money has been generated for interscope by Dre , we’re talking billions here . Lets not forget Interscope was basically dead before Deathrow , now that i think about it Dre has basically been pimped out his whole career . First Easy & heller, then Suge & now Jimmy

  • mac DIESEL

    $CA-CHING$

    ….BUT IT’S STILL FUCK YOU DRE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • mr.zee

    wow amazing, remember htc doesn’t just means phone but mobile tech. quick check and it was a partnership not an acquisition.

  • BUNK

    Cut the check!!! Jimmmmmmmy!!!

  • Black Shady

    so they basically handed over BEATS BY DRE to HTC…

    but 300milli is good money lol

  • puerto-black

    Detox is a Myth

  • So Icy Boiǃ

    @Black Shady fucc u white boi! dis not a shady post. go and suck yo girlfrend Feminem’s pussy. u fagget. swag

  • Tucq

    News like this makes you wanna step your game up. GODAMN that’s some chedduh!

  • Tucq

    …. gangstas don’t sell smartphones..? WTF….?..

    If that ain’t gangsta, then NOTHIN is gangsta.

    GETTIN MONEY, ESPECIALLY $300mill, IS SUPREME GANGSTA

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  • get bucks

    The Evo is dope as hell, but the mp3 player on the device can’t compete with the iPhone. I was pissed the first time I tried to listen to music on the Evo, because the volume is super low. Dope move for HTC.

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  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Dr. Dre is a hustler take notes kids.

  • Tucq

    No wonder he hasn’t put out Detox.

    I’d be focused on that 300 mill, too

  • Barefoot nomad

    Dre winning.its still dre day.while greedy mofo’s like suge n heller stay losing,dre kept his head in his music.26 yrs later,he still making money.thats FOCUS!

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  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    Good move by HTC. They got dope phones but the audio ain’t right on em’ so this should sort that….

  • http://grownassman.com HK

    Ha! Dre’s paid…don’t need to finish Detox now

  • http://greengobl1in.wordpress.com greengob1in

    @Hip_Hop_Schola
    An HTC IS a droid, just with a different interface. and iPhones are boring IMO

  • number 0ne supplier

    i can see detox dissapearing further in the horizon

  • jake

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    Now we know what Dre is more focused on…he doesn’t want to do another album now that he has 300 million in the bank!
    http://www.MOFOSINCHARGE.com

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