RIM recently unleashed the Blackberry Music Gateway into the wild.
The Music Gateway supports wireless media streaming to all Bluetooth enabled devices, so that means it will work even with alternate phone brands. We never thought we’d see the day that a Blackberry streaming peripheral would work with an iPhone, but we digress.
The uber small, uber stylish Music Gateway will set you back about $50 and is available now via the Blackberry storefront.
What we did not reveal yet, is that even though the Gateway works with non-Blackberry devices, it is RIM’s own babies that will receive the exclusive treatment when it comes to NFC support.
The Blackberry Music Gateway and Near Field Communication
RIM thinks that NFC, or Near Field Communication, is the future, and they may be right. It expressly allows NFC enabled devices to connect, or pair, wirelessly by simply tapping them together. There are no additional menus to navigate, or settings to toy with, users just need to enable the NFC feature and tap one device with the other, then the devices will pair automatically.
There are not that many devices on the market that utilize NFC, besides most of RIM’s newer Blackberry models. Considering how much RIM pushed the technology at the Blackberry World Event, it should not be long until we see more products with the support.
The Blackberry Music Gateway does include NFC functionality, but it will only work with the newest Blackberry models like the Bold 9930. So even though iPhone users can take advantage of the streaming support, Blackberry users still end up looking like the cool kids.
The fantastic news is that, if you go by what RIM says, the future is here and you can own a piece of it for merely $50. Although, it is a shame that the Music Gateway does not come bundled with a flux capacitor.
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