Research In Motion presented a new product version during the BlackBerry World 2012: the BlackBerry Music Gateway, which is now set with near-field communications standards or NFC.
Using Music Gateway, you can share music with a stereo system at home or even in your car. It looks like a tiny puck that you can connect to a stereo using 3.5 mm cables or RCA connectors.
Paired with any device that is compatible, such as a BlackBerry PlayBook, you can then wirelessly stream music to the stereo system with the NFC-based Music Gateway.
You can use your phone to stream music and be at a thirty feet maximum distance away from the stereo system playing it. The selling point is the ability to multitask at home at the same time.
Furthermore, the new NFC system makes connecting between your phone and the stereo system so much easier than doing it with other typical Bluetooth accessories. The typical process, which is around four to five steps, is reduced to one, as the NFC radios automatically pair up and connect both devices.
This is hardly a novel application for NFC technology, but if it continues to be used to perform easy tasks, that can only help NFC chips become more popular and eventually be perceived as a necessity.
The NFC-based Music Gateway will be available in June for 49.99 dollars.