HTC bringing Beats Audio to its Windows Phone 8 device

HTC: We'll keep using Beats Audio in our gear

Interesting news has surfaced about HTC’s plans to bring Beats Audio to its unreleased Windows Phone 8 device. According to The Verge, sources close to HTC’s Windows Phone plans have confirmed the addition, with the rumored 4.3-inch Windows Phone 8 handset dubbed the HTC Accord. We’ve been hearing that the Accord will be unveiled at the end of September. Beats Audio is expected to be added in such a unique way that’ll allow Windows Phone 8 users control over the output on the handset through the device’s settings options, which is run through a special application.

If the rumors hold true, the Accord is going to be a pretty impressive phone. Rumored specs pings the device with 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p capture, 1GB RAM, 42Mbps HSPA+ support (with the chance of LTE support), and a dual-core Snapdragon S4+ processor (likely the MSM8260A).

This is pretty weird considering how not too long ago we didn’t think that HTC would even get a seat at the Windows Phone 8 table. That being said, it’s great to see HTC exploring on to other mobile operating systems, as the company so desperately needs to regain its prominence.

Are you stoked about a HTC phone powered by Windows Phone 8?

[via The Verge]


  • Anonymous

    And the world yawns.

    Beats Audio = software EQ algorithm that reduces sound quality by increasing bass distortion and treble ringing.


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