BlackBerry debuts Music Gateway
At BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida, this week, RIM showcased a new music hub that lets you wirelessly play music to your home or car stereo from your BlackBerry smartphone, PlayBook tablet or any Bluetooth enabled device.
Research in Motion (RIM) this week introduced a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida.
The new BlackBerry Music Gateway lets you wirelessly play music to your home or car stereo from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or any Bluetooth enabled device. Once connected to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, customers are able to control their music from up to 30 feet away from the stereo, without missing a single beat.
The device, which at first glance looks like a miniature Apple TV hub, offers the following, according to BlackBerry:
· Connections Made Simple – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, or connect via standard Bluetooth for universal connectivity of any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets and computers
· Enjoy Wireless Freedom - Play music from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. BlackBerry Music Gateway connects to any existing home stereo equipment or car stereo using the RCA or 3.5mm cables included in the box.
· Wireless Remote Control – Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.
· Multitasking – Access other applications or surf the web while playing music. Music automatically pauses when an incoming phone call is received and continues when the call is ended without skipping a beat.
Customers can sync their personal music library, purchase albums and songs from the BlackBerry Music Store or stream music from the numerous BlackBerry App World™ music apps such as BBM Music, Pandora or Slacker, for a rich multimedia experience.
Availability and Pricing:
The BlackBerry Music Gateway will begin shipping in June 2012 and will be available on www.shopblackberry.com for US$49.99.