BlackBerry bring the tunes with Music Gateway

RIM recently introduced a new accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase. The new BlackBerry Music Gateway lets users wirelessly play music to their home or car stereo from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or any Bluetooth enabled device.

BlackBerry's newly-launched Music Gateway peripheral (image: RIM)

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. Using NFC, simply tap the 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.

Users can play music from their 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, and they can use the device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.

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.

The BlackBerry Music Gateway will begin shipping in June 2012 and will be available on for US$49.99 (R390), however no world has been relayed about the availability in South Africa.

Staff writer