Liquid Audio, Inc., today announced it has been selected by Palm, Inc. to provide Palm™ handheld users with a solution for accessing digital music. Palm is licensing both Liquid Audio’s Secure Portable Player Platform (SP3) and the Liquid™ Store. Liquid Audio’s SP3 enables third party hardware developers to build digital music devices that will work with the full line of Palm handhelds. Shinei’s Portéson MP3 player for the Palm m100 series handhelds is the first device to take advantage of Palm’s SP3 integration with Liquid Audio. Palm has also licensed a customized version of Liquid Audio’s commerce solution, the Liquid™ Store, to create the Palm Music Connection. This new song download web page gives Palm m100 series handheld users immediate access to thousands of secure digital downloads from a wide variety of artists and genres.
Consumers can expect to use Shinei’s Portéson MP3 player and Liquid Player Plus software in conjunction with a Palm m100 or m105 handheld to stream, download, purchase and playback CD-quality music files. Liquid Player Plus supports leading audio codecs and formats, so users can access the broadest range of music on the Internet from one convenient application. A streamlined user interface makes it easy for consumers to find, organize and export digital content and import music from personal CDs.
“This agreement with Liquid Audio provides a simple software solution for Palm m100 series handheld users who want to be a part of the digital music revolution,” said Barry Cottle, chief Internet officer at Palm, Inc. “With Liquid Audio’s software, SP3 platform and extensive music catalog, we’re able to give our customers a complete music package to use with their Shinei’s Portéson MP3 player.”
“Our agreement with Palm, the leading manufacturer of handheld computers, gives us an opportunity to introduce digital music to millions of consumers,” said Gerry Kearby, CEO and co-founder of Liquid Audio, Inc. “Now Palm handheld users can carry and organize their lives, while enjoying their favorite music.”
Liquid Audio, Inc. is a leading provider of software, infrastructure and services for the secure digital delivery of media over the Internet. The Liquid Audio solution gives content owners, Web sites and companies the ability to publish, syndicate and securely sell digital media online with copy protection and copyright management. Using the Liquid™ Player software, available for free download at www.liquidaudio.com, consumers can preview and purchase downloadable music from hundreds of affiliate Web sites in the Liquid Music Network(SM). Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol LQID, Liquid Audio is located in Redwood City, Calif.