While we wait with baited breath to see if RIM can pull a showstopper out of the bag at their BlackBerry World 2012 conference this week (BlackBerry 10 to save the day!), the ailing smartphone manufacturer have revealed a tasty little accessory to get the juices flowing.
The BlackBerry Music Gateway is a small Bluetooth box that hooks up to a home or car stereo over RCA cables, letting you stream music from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet, and not just BlackBerry branded ones.
Throwing in Near-Field Communications technology too, a user with an NFC-enabled handset or slate need only tap the two devices together to start off the Bluetooth pairing process. One paired, playback is controlled by the handset itself.
A tiny little unit, the BlackBerry Music Gateway measures only 60 x 40 x 12.5 mm, weighing 28g and housing just a microUSB port for power and a standard stereo output for connecting speakers.
Sensibly priced at $49.99 and up for pre-order now, these could so a fair trade when they hit stores in June.