From the announcement:
Small speakers, portable or not, often miss the clout, especially in the bass department.
That’s about to change with the Nokia MD-12. With a built-in vibrating actuator located on the base, low frequencies (read: heavy bass) are created when placed on most surfaces, especially hard ones, delivering a surprising amount of bass for such a compact speaker- in fact, it’s rather fun experimenting with different surfaces.
This pocket-sized powerhouse can fill a room with sound and, when its rechargeable battery is fully juiced, offers 15 hours of playback, enough for your regular party. Well, the parties we go to, anyway.
The MD-12 should work with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, i.e. Android and Symbian will be fine, though Windows Phone users get extras, including a new "Nokia Device Hub app, you can easily manage your speaker and other connected accessories easier than ever..." Apparently, this new app also "even lets you see where you used [the MD-12] last time, in case you misplaced it." Now that's a good idea in principle, though I for one usually know which address my gadgets are at - it's working out which cupboard they're in or which cushions they're behind!
The MD-12 is also NFC-enabled, for instant pairing and activation with Windows Phones or Symbian smartphones with a single tap. And, for other portable devices with no Bluetooth, you can go old-school to "use the audio-out connector and lead that comes in the box".
The MD-12 should come in costing around €39, and will be available in yellow, green, orange and white.