RIM announces BlackBerry Music Gateway


Well BlackBerry World has just started to rev up today and we already have some news from RIM. They have just announced their Music Gateway device that will allow you to stream music from your device. We broke the news about this device almost a year ago, and now RIM is finally releasing the product. Hit the break for the full press release, and stay tuned for more BlackBerry World coverage.
RIM is introducing a new accessory, the BlackBerry® Music Gateway, tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Palms Ballroom. The new BlackBerry Music Gateway lets you wirelessly stream 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 showcase will also be open for the duration of BlackBerry World. Stop by for a demo and take a look at all it has to offer:

· 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 – Stream 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.

Getting music on your BlackBerry has never been easier. 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.
BlackBerry Music Gateway images are available for download in the BlackBerry World Press Room at http://www.blackberryworld.com/press

*Bluetooth enabled devices must feature the A2DP and AVRCP profiles.
** For tap to pair and connect feature, device must feature Near Field Communication (NFC).