HTC’s RunnyMede to include Beats Audio headset and acoustical tuning!
About a month ago HTC teamed up with the infamous Beats Audio company, you know that Beats by Dre thingy. The deal went down for some 300 million dollars and the likes of the companies’ high end audio will be seen on new HTC devices. While speculation on exactly how this pairing would be brought together, the most obvious implementation would be found within new HTC phones and potentially an included headset. Today we get a better idea as to the scope of this endeavor with the further leak of the HTC Bliss and Runnymede. Late last month the Runnymede starting surfacing to the interwebs and today a full spec listing has leaked out from ThisisMyNext.
The HTC Runnymede will be the next best thing from the HTC camp and is almost identical to the WP7 Titan that is slated to bring Mango to the world. The Runnymede, which will surely (hopefully) go by a different alias come release time, is a monster phone.
Starting from the outside in, this new device rocks a huge 4.7 inch touch screen with a WVGA pixel resolution, an 8 mega pixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities as well as a 1.3 mega pixel front facing shooter. Its frame will sit at an
ultra thin 9.9 mm’s thin. Internally this new super phone sports a single core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 16GB of internal memory and 768 MB of DDR2 RAM, it is also worth mentioning a 32GB variation is also making the rumor mill. You can also expect the standards, like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. So where does Beats Audio come into play? Well it’s a grab bag! Luck of the draw…not really (at least I hope not). You
see this new Runnymede according to the spec sheet will ship with “Beats or Solo headsets”. What this means is depending on the SKU you will get a different headset, but surely not grab bag style. I envision a huge marketing campaign for this newly found merge of greatness, so it shouldn’t be hard to pick up your Dre inspired Runnymede! Other documents that were previously published by the Androidguys, state the Runnymede will not only come with Beats headphones, but it will encompass an SRS surround sound system that will be acoustically enhanced by the audio prowess of the Beats Audio company.
Are you looking forward to this new phone? It will come with the acoustical tuning and headset from Beats, sounds good right? Lets wait to see how good that is when the price tag is announced. Any interest? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think, but before you leave check out all the best HTC accessories.Bliss, runnymede, Beats by Dre, HTC, HTC Runnymede