Our friends at RIM want their users to ease the back-to-school blues with some of the best BlackBerry products designed to help students, parents and teachers communicate, stay organized and increase productivity inside & out of the classroom – and have a little fun along the way! Check out the multitasking BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the new affordable BlackBerry Curve, and the new BlackBerry Music Gateway – a music streaming device – as well as some useful apps to help make the transition back to school a success.
BlackBerry Music Gateway
The BlackBerry® Music Gateway is a hot new music accessory that works with any smartphone and is super affordable at under $50. Music loving students and teachers can wirelessly stream to their dormitory, car or classroom stereo system from a BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or any Bluetooth enabled device.
Whether you sync your personal music library or stream music from one of the many BlackBerry App World music apps like BBM Music, Slacker or Pandora, you will never run out of good tunes. Once connected to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, you can use your smartphone as a remote control from up to 30 feet away from the stereo. Since the BlackBerry Music Gateway works with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone anyone in your dorm or classroom can also share their tunes.
Dial Up A Spectacular Fourth Of July
Smartphones can play a key part in ensuring you have the perfect Fourth of July! Whether hosting or attending a backyard barbecue bash, having a relaxing picnic at the park, or hitting the road on one of the busiest travel days of the year, here are some ways a smartphone can keep you organized, entertained and in control.
BlackBerry Music Gateway by Research In Motion Limited
With RIM’s release(s) of the BlackBerry PlayBook, then Bold 9900/9930 series devices I think most users will agree thin, sleek and matte black is sexy, attractive and falls in the “gotta have it” category. This time Research In Motion Ltd has taken the same approach to their brand new BlackBerry Music Gateway.
- Enjoy Wireless Freedom: Streams music from your smartphone, tablet or other devices to your stereo(1,2)
- Your Device is the Remote Control: Track and volume control from across the room, plus access your apps simultaneously.
- Connections Made Simple: Tap to connect with NFC2 or use standard Bluetooth1 for universal connectivity.
- Plays music through: Any home stereo, powered speaker system, or car stereo with auxiliary input(1,2).
- Online music services: Works with online music services and apps on your smartphone, tablet or device, such as Slacker, 7digital, and BB Music
- Product Dimensions: 60mm x 37.5mm x 11mm
- Product Weight: 22.2g
1 Smartphone, tablet or device must support A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles
2 Smartphone must support Near Field Communication (NFC) for tap to connect feature.
BlackBerry® Music Gateway – Now Available
RIM’s latest accessory, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, is now available! Unveiled at BlackBerry World 2012, 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.
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. Stay tuned for a full review later this week.
The BlackBerry Music Gateway is available at shopblackberry.com for US $49.99.
BlackBerryWorld and Jam Coverage
As with any good BlackBerry blog site, we have our own representatives attending BlackBerryWorld and BlackBerryJam down in Orlando this week. Ryan (@rezn) will be covering the World shindig while our dear pal Pootemobile is at the Jam session and will be providing us info from there (Big Thanks!).
First up was a press release on a new BlackBerry Music Gateway accessory. Previously, there was a BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway released in 2008. It sold for around $79.99 and didn’t seem to be widely accepted. The new version is set to launch in June for only $49.99. Check the rest of the press release for more details.
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.