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Nokia Lumia 920's pairs up to JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker with NFC

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 With NFC, just tap to connect and you’re good to go

Wherever you go, the music goes too: Get fast, no hassle access to your music with wireless NFC connection. The incredible wireless charging JBL speaker. Co-created with JBL for clear audio plus universal compatibility supporting all phones with Bluetooth.

Nokia may have partnered with Monster for its last batch of Lumia-focused audio wares, but now JBL is also in on the deal. Say hello to first product from Nokia and JBL, the successor to the Play 360 portable speaker, dubbed PlayUp. The noiseybox is packed with Bluetooth and NFC, and as for the design, it's made to complement "current and future Lumia smartphones." Like the Play 360, the PlayUp is a cylindrical, top-shooting speaker with physical volume controls, a large power button near the bottom and a 3.5mm jack for plugging in PMPs. The PlayUp weighs 760g and it measures in at 118 x 118 x 128mm -- a fair bit chunkier that the 360 (110 x 110 x 124mm and 514g). Despite the heft, the PlayUp's battery is rated for 10 hours of use, which is disappointingly just under half of the 360's replaceable cell. Charging gets handled via micro-USB and -- thankfully -- a wall adapter is included.

Nokia has demonstrated how the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset’s NFC capabilities can be used to enhance your audio experience with a range of JBL speakers.
At the Finnish manufacturer’s Nokia World event in New York, Nokia revealed a set of JBL speakers that can be paired to the Lumia 920 by simply tapping the phone on them.

The JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker will take over your music when tapped, streaming any music you are playing on the Nokia Lumia 920 through its own speaker system. Leave the phone resting on the top of the speaker system and not only will your phone stream music but it will also be charged in the process.
For something a little more mobile, the JBL's portable speaker range will also pair with the Nokia Lumia 920 via NFC, again by being tapped while they too double up as wireless charging devices.

Naturally, the notable change is JBL's baked-in audio expertise. The unit can pump out a healthy 89dB of volume (aided by a bass port), which isn't shabby, but still shy of the ear-ringing 120dB the $99 UE Mobile BoomBox can produce. There's no word on whether tow units can pair wireless stereo like its elder, or what version of Bluetooth is packed inside, but we'll be sure to let you know once we find out. Nokia also plans to release an app for the device to allow for remote control.
Given that Nokia has knack for consistency across its products, it's likely that the white, black, cyan and bright yellow color choices will match up with the WP 8-loaded Lumias at their September 5th unveiling. The PlayUp will be available for €149 (about $186) before the year is out, which includes a travel pouch and a 3.5mm audio cable. In the meantime, hit the source link for more details.

Designed to look similar to the Nokia Play 360 speakers from 2011, the new PlayUp speakers will be brightly coloured, come with JBL's sound smarts and deliver a maximum output of 89dB.
The speakers will offer Bluetooth connectivity as well as enjoy NFC as supported by the soon-to-be-released Windows Phone 8 just in time for the launch of the new Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones in September. Those wanting to can still opt to plug in a device via the 3.5mm jack.
An accessory app will be available so you can remote-control the speakers right from your phone.
The dimensions of the speaker are 118 x 118 x 128mm, and it weighs 760g.
The rechargeable battery inside will last for 10 hours in normal use, and, of course, you can run it off AC power using the charger indoors.
It will come in cyan, white and black, plus a bright yellow, says Nokia.
The JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia will begin shipping before the end of the year and will cost approximately €149.
Nokia says this is just the first of many new accessories from Harman, the brand behind the JBL speaker range.

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