While at BlackBerry World 2012, I had the pleasure of getting touchy-feely with RIM’s new BlackBerry Music Gateway. I just could not wait to get the device in my hands. The video here shows a quick unboxing of the new NFC Music Gateway. The device was official released on Friday June 1. The BlackBerry Music Gateway will only run you $49.99 from www.shopblackberry.com.
The new BlackBerry® Music Gateway features include:
- Simple Connectivity – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, or connect via standard Bluetooth pairing.
- Universal Compatibility – 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 Freedom: Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume from up to 30 feet.
- 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.
- Getting music on your BlackBerry has never been easier. Users 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.
Donny from the Inside BlackBerry Blog walks through the main features on the NFC- and Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry Music Gateway accessory. Broadcasting your tunes from your Bluetooth®-enabled BlackBerry® smartphone to your home or portable audio system has never been easier.
Let us know if you are planing on picking one up or if you already did in the comments. We will be following this video up with a full hands on demo.