HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices will include Beats audio, we have learned. Sources close to HTC's Windows Phone plans have confirmed the addition, with the HTC Accord — a 4.3-inch Windows Phone 8 handset — set to be the first HTC device with the functionality. HTC's Accord is expected to be unveiled soon and will include a special Beats Audio Windows Phone application to control the output on the handset in the device's settings options.

We're told the Accord will be branded with Beats Audio at the rear of the handset, similar to existing HTC Android devices like the One X and One S. We understand that HTC is considering Beats Audio for its other Windows Phone 8 handsets, including the Zenith and Rio. HTC is currently expected to announce its Windows Phone 8 devices in the third week of September.