beatsAccording to the Wall Street Journal who’s heard from “people familiar with the matter”, the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre are looking to buy out HTC as it’s partner to bring in a new investor in order to “provide it with fresh funds for growth”.

The report comes after Beats founders, Jimmy Lovine and, of course, Dr. Dre hope to put their fingers in many pies which include not just heaphones, but speakers, car audio systems, consumer electronics including laptops, as well as the rumoured music subscription service we heard about earlier last year..

How will this effect the Taiwanese phone manufacturer remains to be seen but it’s clear that with releasing such high quality phones like the HTC One I’m not sure a partnership with Beats is really necessary.

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