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[PCMAG] Beats Audio Buys Back Stake In Itself from HTC

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HTC and Beats Audio aren't calling their partnership quits. However, Beats has bought back half of HTC's shares in the company to give itself a 75-percent ownership instead of a 50/50 split with HTC.

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I know this is old and nobody cares about beats but it sheds a little bit of light into their downfall and some of the decisions made like buying beats in the first place for a boatload of cash (nobbody at HTC thought that was a bad idea? :S ). What's worse is that beats got to buy back some of itself and is still trololing on. ;-/
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Who manufacturers their headphones? Before they were with Monster so I thought they did then I thought HTC did?
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They were Monster. I don't know now. Can't say I've had occasion to pay attention to them. tongue.gif
    
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Their phones were coming with beats earbuds, but then they realized people didn't care about what earbuds came packaged so they went with "well if people wants beats they'll go out and buy beats", which is true and the most delayed moment of clarity i've ever seen. Bet they wish they never wasted that money.
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Indeed, if HTC cared, they wouldn't have let this happen, so I think HTC is more or less happy to see beats slowly slip away from its hands.
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Yea but all around bad decision in the first place. Which is kinda sad since I love their phones and want them to plug their holes and stop sinking.
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Yea but all around bad decision in the first place. Which is kinda sad since I love their phones and want them to plug their holes and stop sinking.

Seriously. To this day some of the most well build phones I've had have all been HTC. I still can't get over how solid the HD7S I have is.
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Yea but all around bad decision in the first place. Which is kinda sad since I love their phones and want them to plug their holes and stop sinking.

I had to move from my HTC Desire, I bought it on launch day, to a Samsung Galaxy S3 after my carrier pushed a firmware update to the Desire. Not so shocking, the Desire developed a boat load of issues making it unusable. A large portion of me believes this update was intended to brick my phone, forcing an upgrade.

At any rate, I hate my S3, and the Desire was a far superior phone on nearly every level. Perfect size, plenty powerful, fantastic UI across the board. Dialing someone in my contacts list was super easy and quick. Sending a text or group text was just as fast, because the Desire would autofill contacts as I typed their names.

The S3, however, takes forever to dial someone in my contacts list. It won't auto find them as I dial, not to the degree of accuracy as the Desire. Then once I do have the contact I have to click the contact, then click the call button, versus the Desire calling on click....

God I hate this phone.

EDIT: OH! The S3 is also a fragile pile of crap! I literally have a crack across my screen, perfectly straight line, that happen WHILE HOLDING IT! I was reading the news and *pop*...really?! My best friend dropped his S3 from the office chair, screen smashed all to heck, as if he hurled it across the room.

My Desire? Dropped it off roofs, ladders, out of my jacket, cars....I don't know how many times it hit the ground. No cracks in the screen. Same thing with my best friends Desire (He too had to upgrade after the "update" from our carrier).

/rant and thread jack
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You can afford things like this as long as uneducated consumers continue to purchase your overpriced garbage.
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EDIT: OH! The S3 is also a fragile pile of crap! I literally have a crack across my screen, perfectly straight line, that happen WHILE HOLDING IT! I was reading the news and *pop*...really?! My best friend dropped his S3 from the office chair, screen smashed all to heck, as if he hurled it across the room.
My Desire? Dropped it off roofs, ladders, out of my jacket, cars....I don't know how many times it hit the ground. No cracks in the screen. Same thing with my best friends Desire (He too had to upgrade after the "update" from our carrier).
/rant and thread jack

The new Razr maxx hd is supposedly beast with a 3300 battery and then there's the new Droid DNA..........which looks like a sports car on paper.
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You can afford things like this as long as uneducated consumers continue to purchase your overpriced garbage.

Truth
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