Nokia and HARMAN today announced a new partnership to develop innovative wireless consumer audio technologies exclusively for the Nokia Lumia range. Here's more info:
Nokia and HARMAN's JBL brand will jointly develop and co-brand the exclusive line of products which will include a range of speakers delivering room-filling acoustics with dynamic design. Wireless connectivity from mobile device to speaker will be facilitated through Bluetooth technology capable of connecting any existing Lumia phone, or by tapping to connect with NFC for next generation Lumia phone based on Windows Phone 8.
JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia
JBL and Nokia unveiled the first product, the JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia.
With innovation at the heart of its development, the JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia radiates sound in all directions. Built on JBL's passion for audio, the PlayUp Portable is a unique speaker for music lovers who value excellent sound quality, delivering crystal clear sound. With underlying JBL technology that delivers exceptional dynamics, natural tonal balance, clarity and spatial definition, the PlayUp Portable conveys every sonic nuance of the original recording. It comes with a specially designed bass port which acts as a woofer, ensuring incredible low end sound with minimal audible air turbulence. The PlayUp Portable has a maximum output of 89dB, making it suitable for use outdoors or in any modern indoor interior. The speaker connects easily and wirelessly to any existing Lumia phone via Bluetooth and for next generation Lumia phones based on Windows Phone 8, by tapping to connect with NFC. It also comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone standard audio connector to connect with any mobile phone, computer or MP3 player.
Building on the design of the award-winning Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker, the PlayUp Portable makes a statement with its vivid colours and bold shape. Available in cyan, white, black - and the all new bright yellow - its body is built using double-shot plastic for durability. The size and proportions of the speaker, including the minimal number of parts and parting lines. Featuring more than 10 hours of continuous music with a single charge, the PlayUp Portable features a replaceable battery that's tucked away at its base. Additional accessories include a carrying pouch, a micro USB charger and a 3.5mm audio cable.
The JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia will start shipping before the end of the year, and is priced at EUR149.