Earlier this year, HTC reported on its declining sales from Q4 2011. At the time, the Taiwanese company stated that it realized its mistakes and would instead focus on few ‘hero’ devices this year instead of releasing barrage of tablets and smartphones.
Upcoming HTC Android phones: Beats Audio, Playstation Certification, and now in-house music streaming?
Since then we’ve seen a preview of their efforts with the leaked HTC Endeavor and can say that they may be on the right track with that quad-core Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone. And in addition to acquiring Beats Audio technology for their top devices, earlier today word broke out that HTC may become the first phone manufacturer after Sony to gain Playstation certification.
Now if you thought that coupling great sound with popular games would be enough then think again. According to GigaOm who quotes “sources familiar with the company’s plans,” HTC in partnership with Beats co-founder, music producer and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M, Jimmy Iovine is set to debut a music streaming service to take on the likes of Spotify.
According to GigaOM, the streaming service will be available on all new HTC tablets and smartphones as the default music client. Also interestign is that it mentions a “wireless boombox that would most likely stream music from HTC phones over Bluetooth”.
While they may have a long way to go to catch up to the hype of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5, these 3 additions shows how HTC is now truly trying to live up to its tagline and ‘innovate’.