Friday, August 31, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 5:05 PM —
More incoming news about the Windows Phone 8 master plan, and once again HTC is in the spotlight. According to The Verge, HTC will finally be bringing Beats Audio to their Windows Phone 8 handsets. The last time we heard about the possibility of Beats Audio coming to Windows Phone was September of last year, and nothing has crystallized yet.
However, the site claims that the HTC Accord will be the first handset to bring the brand to a Microsoft device. The magical bass and treble enhancements will come in the form of a Beats Audio app on the phone, which will let the user control the output options. The Accord will also be branded with the Beats Audio logo on its rear, just like HTC's One series handsets. There's word that the company is also considering bringing the software/branding to their rumored HTC Zenith and Rio, but for now the Accord is jamming solo.
Oddly, this info contradicts a report from a week ago saying that HTC would reduce device costs by cutting out Beats Audio from their phones, though that could just mean using the sound enhancements for mid- to high-end phones. We'll hopefully find out soon, as HTC is rumored to be announcing their Windows Phone 8 devices in just a few weeks.
Source: The Verge