Beats has purchased a chunk of its shares back from HTC, which makes us question whether the audio expert will still be on board HTC products. Beats president and COO, Luke Wood, said that it would. He also said that Beats would be on board the HTC One Max, larger version of the HTC One.
Speaking to Stuff.tv, Wood said, “They still have a 25 percent investment in the company, and additionally we still have a commercial deal with them, around the HTC One and several new devices coming out this fall. We have a large-format HTC device out in the fall (the HTC One Max, if we’re not mistaken) – I don’t even know if they’ve announced it yet – so we’re still on that device.
“We learned a lot of great things with HTC. Right now I can’t comment as to whether that relationship will continue or not continue, but for Beats, it’s been very productive, because we’ve done a lot of work [on HTC phones] and I’m very proud of the way those devices sound.”
So there you have it. For now, Beats will continue to be on board HTC products. The question is, when will the relationship end?
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