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Vodafone Black Friday Deals

Right, this is wearing me out now. Can we stop this Black Friday madness yet? No? Ohh OK then. Vodafone have a number of offers on both Pay monthly and Pay as you go smartphones. You can get thse from now until Monday, November 28th and some accessories …

EE update “Add to Plan” accessory offering

If, for example, a phone was to be released that would make it slightly more difficult to use wired headphones, you might want to consider Bluetooth ones. Trouble is, some of these can be a bit pricey. Also, even if you want a good set of wired ones, …

Here’s one way to get some Beats headphones with your next smartphone

Remember when HTC used to give away Beats headphones with their smartphones? Ahh, those were the days. Now, thanks to lots of “accidental” shots of Beats headphones in many music videos and a big advertising budget, Beats is a bit brand there’s usually a premium price tag connected …

Apple Launch Apple Music – Hands On

Earlier today Apple released iOS 8.4 featuring the long awaited new Apple Music service. Combining your iTunes library, a music streaming service and the new Beats 1 radio station, Apple have fired a shot across the bow of the current market leaders in audio services, and set out …

Apple to buy Beats

Beats are perhaps best known for their presence on HTC handsets. The logo,  the chunky headphones and the beefy sound quality plus the clever on-board sound technology on many HTC handsets won them plenty of fans,  but sadly HTC and Beats went their separate ways. According to multiple …

HTC Desire 500 – Photo Special

Take yourself a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 4GB of on-board storage (plus a microSD card slot for more space) and a 4.3″ WVGA screen. Sounds good so far. Add a dash of GPS, a 3.5mm audio port, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi and the Beats Audio technology. All this stuff, …

HTC off-load remaining Beats shares

Well, we kinda knew it was on the cards, now it has indeed happened. HTC has sold the remaining shares in Beats Electronics. Bloomberg reports that the deal is expected to complete in the fourth quarter and will raise $265 million for the rather battered HTC. HTC originally …

Beats looking to remove HTC involvement

When the Beats audio first starting appearing in HTC kit we saw, and still do, a lot of promotional material from HTC about the new sound technology. HTC at one point owned a 51% share of Beats, but that dropped down when Beats bought back 25%. A reported …

Beats grabs 25% back from HTC

Those Dr. Dre Beats headphones are now a familiar sight on buses and trains. HTC helped to bring the brand to the smartphone world thanks to handsets like the HTC Rhyme. HTC were the majority shareholder with 51% of the company. Today the HTC share has dropped down …

Looking to get those “free” Beats headphones?

Some of the HTC devices we reviewed last year included these Dr. Dre Beats headphones. They work with the Beats technology in the phone to deliver superior quality sound into your eardrums. You can see them in our Sensation XE review and I remember seeing them in the …

HTC One V Overview

Look what’s just arrived here in Coolsmartphone HQ. It’s the HTC One V, complete with chin. We couldn’t wait to show you this, so I packed it into the car and went for a drive in the country. You might have seen the results of my one-handed camera …

HTC buys MOG? Spotify beware!

HTC clearly have a thing for audio at the moment, best shown buy their $300 million purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats Audio, and the subsequent highly rated integration into their new products. So that’s the sound taken care of, but what about content? Well looks like HTC have …

HTC Sense 4.0 features leaked

Mentioned in phone leaks already, HTC’s new version of their Sense interface, 4.0, is now doing the rounds on the internet. It would seem a version has been leaked before it has been announced or made it on to a phone. The big news (potentially) is 3rd party support for …

HTC Primo. New budget phone announced/leaked ahead of MWC

As usual in the lead up to a major press event, there’s various leaks. This time it is the turn of HTC. Details about the HTC Primo have leaked out. It looks be aimed at the budget end of the market and will cost around £250. It has …

Three launch the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio

If you’ve read our review and want to buy the excellent HTC Sensation XE, try Three. They have just added it online and it’s in stores just before Christmas. Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three told us… Taking on board the huge amount of interest we had …

HTC Sensation XL – Up close and personal

Hopefully by now you’ve read our HTC Sensation XL review. Today we got sent another one, so we figured it was time for some daring camera angles and zoom-shots :) Inside there’s that clever Beats technology that, when combined with the Dr Dre Beats headphones, provides superior sound …

HTC Sensation XE Review

We’ve been sent a quite a few headphones over recent weeks. Some noise-cancelling ones, some fashionables ones, some really big over-ear ones. All of them try and solve a long-term problem with most smartphones, and that’s the sound quality coming out of the 3.5mm audio port. Ever since …

HTC Sensation XE headed to Orange

Well.. look what we have here. Thanks to somobile for the tip here, Orange now have the Sensation XE on their “Coming soon” pages. It’s a bit like the standard Sensation, except a bit faster and with better audio via the Beats technology. You may remember that we …

HTC Rezound launched with Beats inside

Over in the USA HTC have just announced the HTC Rezound. It’s the first handset in America with the Beats Audio technology. It comes with free Beats headphones and features a 720p HD display on a 4.3″ LCD screen. Other specs include a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 8 megapixel …

Three Launch HTC Sensation XL

UK network Three has announced today that they have in stock and are now selling the new HTC Sensation XL which is the next step forward from the original Sensation Featuring a larger 4.7 inch screen, 8 megapixel camera with better low light optics and Android Gingerbread giving …