RIM to unveil BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway

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The Financial Post has uncovered evidence that Research in Motion will be unveiling a new music accessory called the BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway. The Gateway attaches to a stereo and then streams music files from a BlackBerry via Bluetooth. The information is available through an FCC filing, which has both the user manual and a photo of the Gateway. The device was filed by Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd. out of Taiwan, but the BlackBerry brand is all over the place. This is obviously a big push into the consumer space for RIM, especially given the fact that, unlike iPod docks, it’s wireless. Between this and the increasing sizes of microSDHC cards, BlackBerry is becoming more and more viable as a media player.

  • FuturDreamz

    I WANT ONE!!!

  • FuturDreamz

    I WANT ONE!!!

  • Clive

    My Blackberry already does that without the Gateway.

    i just plug my blacberry directly into my av receiver using a mini jack to RCA cable,

    with blue tooth it just means your gateway is permanently pluged into your av receiver, but you still have to bring your blackberry within 10 meteres of the gateway,
    since you are already 10 meteres away why not just plug the blackberry directly into the AV receiver.
    don’t see the point in needing a gateway.

  • Clive

    My Blackberry already does that without the Gateway.

    i just plug my blacberry directly into my av receiver using a mini jack to RCA cable,

    with blue tooth it just means your gateway is permanently pluged into your av receiver, but you still have to bring your blackberry within 10 meteres of the gateway,
    since you are already 10 meteres away why not just plug the blackberry directly into the AV receiver.
    don’t see the point in needing a gateway.

  • If only… Viable media player

    If only they had solid state media buttons so I didn’t have to unlock my BlackBerry & open the media player to change songs… We can already change the volume and pause the song when locked so why not make some of those non-functional-when-locked “convenience keys” act as next / back buttons?

  • If only… Viable media player

    If only they had solid state media buttons so I didn’t have to unlock my BlackBerry & open the media player to change songs… We can already change the volume and pause the song when locked so why not make some of those non-functional-when-locked “convenience keys” act as next / back buttons?

  • Dayne

    I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to see why wireless music is better than having something plugged into a stereo. Come on! that’s like saying “who needs bluetooth when I can just plug in a headset to talk with a n ice little wire hanging down and getting in my way”. Face it Clive. You want it.

  • Dayne

    I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to see why wireless music is better than having something plugged into a stereo. Come on! that’s like saying “who needs bluetooth when I can just plug in a headset to talk with a n ice little wire hanging down and getting in my way”. Face it Clive. You want it.

  • Dayne

    I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to see why wireless music is better than having something plugged into a stereo. Come on! that’s like saying “who needs bluetooth when I can just plug in a headset to talk with a n ice little wire hanging down and getting in my way”. Face it Clive. You want it.

  • Re: If only…Viable media pla

    The next firmware release will allow you to skip forward and backward through songs by holding down the volume button, even with the keyboard locked.

  • Re: If only…Viable media pla

    The next firmware release will allow you to skip forward and backward through songs by holding down the volume button, even with the keyboard locked.

  • Re: If only…Viable media player

    The next firmware release will allow you to skip forward and backward through songs by holding down the volume button, even with the keyboard locked.

  • http://www.fommy.com/ Sam

    RIM introduces BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway for wireless music at Mobile World.

    New BlackBerry smartphone accessory enables users to play music wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone.Now you can play the music on your BlackBerry smartphone wirelessly through your home or portable stereo with the BlackBerry® Remote Stereo Gateway.

    Its easy to use, plug the unit into your sound system, then walk away. Use the Bluetooth connection to change tracks, adjust the volume and play or pause the music – without having to be near your stereo. Carry your music on one device so that you can enjoy it anywhere.

    BlackBerry Stereo Gateway is small, stylish and easy to use. Just a finger tap on its touch-sensitive surface will bring it to life or put it to sleep. It can support up to eight different devices and is also compatible with other media players enabled with the A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile.

    Currently available at Fommy.com (http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page.asp?skuno=80912)

  • http://www.fommy.com Sam

    RIM introduces BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway for wireless music at Mobile World.

    New BlackBerry smartphone accessory enables users to play music wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone.Now you can play the music on your BlackBerry smartphone wirelessly through your home or portable stereo with the BlackBerry® Remote Stereo Gateway.

    Its easy to use, plug the unit into your sound system, then walk away. Use the Bluetooth connection to change tracks, adjust the volume and play or pause the music – without having to be near your stereo. Carry your music on one device so that you can enjoy it anywhere.

    BlackBerry Stereo Gateway is small, stylish and easy to use. Just a finger tap on its touch-sensitive surface will bring it to life or put it to sleep. It can support up to eight different devices and is also compatible with other media players enabled with the A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile.

    Currently available at Fommy.com (http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page.asp?skuno=80912)

  • HowardinMiami

    Anybody know how to install software on Vista for this damn thing?- BlackBerry Website sucks ass with no tech data

  • http://yo HowardinMiami

    Anybody know how to install software on Vista for this damn thing?- BlackBerry Website sucks ass with no tech data