HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces two JBL ® speakers featuring NFC (near-field communication) chips, high-quality Bluetooth ® streaming and full-range drivers so owners of new Nokia ® Lumia smartphones powered by Windows ® Phone 8 can enjoy vibrant audio playback from Internet music channels or a personal music collection through these powerful, compact speakers. The JBL PowerUp wireless charging speaker for Nokia wirelessly charges any Qi-compatible device – including the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones – while streaming audio via Bluetooth technology. Simply place the Lumia 920 or the Lumia 820 with wireless charging shell atop the speaker, and rock out while you power up.
Harman JBL Nokia PowerUp with phone (Photo: Business Wire)
The PowerUp and PlayUp include integrated NFC chips so users with NFC-compatible smartphones, tablets or music players can stream audio content simply by tapping the gadget on the speakers. No complicated setup or menus are needed. Both speakers are optimized with aptX ® audio so Bluetooth streaming is robust and clear, and stereo mini-jacks are included so any device with a 3.5mm connector – including laptops, desktop PCs and MP3 players – can enjoy the crisp sound from either speaker.
“These JBL speakers were designed for Nokia’s on-the-go music lover who wants a quality wireless audio performance without sacrificing convenience,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. “The JBL PowerUp uses the latest in wireless technologies such as near-field communications to create an ultra-convenient yet high-performance speaker – just drop your phone on the speaker to charge and play. Music fans will hear the truth and appreciate the quality audio experience they expect from JBL.”