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Mobile phone manufacturer HTC has launched a new mobile known as the HTC Sensation, which includes hip-hop producer Dr Dre’s ‘Beats Audio’ technology. In July 2008, Dr. Dre released his high-performance brand of headphones (made by Monster), Beats by Dr. Dre. The line consists of Beats Studio, a circumaural headphone, Beats Tour, an in-ear headphone, Beats Solo & Solo HD, a supra-aural headphone, Beats Spin, Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, also an in-ear headphone, and Diddy Beats.
The Sensation XL model, which features a 4.7” screen, has been specifically optimized for its audio performance in a bid to capitalize on the increasing number of users who play music through their mobile phones.
HTC is under legal pressure from Apple, Inc. and is the first Android device maker sued by Apple. HTC’s own patent portfolio is minimal. Google sold a number of patents to HTC so that the mobile-manufacturer can sue Apple. Google bought nine patents from Motorola, Palm and other companies less than a year ago to create a defensive strategy, including helping HTC defend against lawsuits file by Apple, Inc. Google spent $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility and acquire the firms 17,000 patents in August 2011.
HTC sued Apple in September, 2011 and filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission. HTC alleges infringement of the patents obtained from Google.
In 2001, Dr. Dre earned a total of about $52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of the hit song “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige. Rolling Stone magazine thus named him the second highest-paid artist of the year. Dr. Dre was ranked 44th in 2004 from earnings of $11.4 million, primarily from production royalties from such projects as albums from G-Unit and D12 and the single “Rich Girl” by singer Gwen Stefani and rapper Eve.