A few weeks ago, Palm announced that it had licenced both Liquid Audio’s Secure Portable Player Platform (SP3) and the Liquid Store. A Palm version of the Liquid Store is now available, the “Palm Music Connection.” This new music download page gives users immediate access to thousands of secure digital downloads from a wide variety of artists and genres. This is a fee based system.
Liquid Audio’s SP3 lets third-party hardware developers build digital music devices that will work with the full line of Palm handhelds. Shinei’s Porteson MP3 player for the Palm m100 series is the first device to take advantage of Palm’s SP3 integration with Liquid Audio. It is not yet known what other digital music peripherals are under development that will also use SP3.