Feb 15th, 2012

HTC is looking to stretch their partnership with Beats Audio into completely new realms, if a new rumor out of GigaOM has any weight to it. According to their sources, HTC and Beats could soon launch a streaming music service to be bundled with future device releases.

The mobile manufacturer still needs to work out contractual details with record labels, but thanks to the Beats Audio connection talks could be on the fast track. Jimmy Iovine, one of the men behind the Dr. Dre-sponsored audio company, also happens to be the head of Geffen A&M, a Universal Music subsidiary. He may be just the guy to guide HTC in securing the proper licensing for music streaming.

Expect to hear a lot more about this service soon, as GigaOM is reporting it could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

[GigaOM via The Verge]


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