Nokia has announced it is forming a partnership with speaker company JBL to create a range of audio accessories, including a new wireless speaker called the JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia.

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.