Qualcomm, MP3.com to build wireless music applications

MP3.com Inc. will work with wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. to develop an application for the wireless delivery of digital music, the online music site announced Wednesday.

Current technology for portable MP3 players typically requires the user to upload digital music files from a computer with music stored on it, or from a device connected to the Internet. MP3.com intends to use Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) applications platform to produce software allowing a portable device to download music from a cellular connection.

A device capable of a wireless music download would be more like a radio than a CD player, and may rid portable players of some of their more expensive components. MP3 players tend to need large quantities of flash memory or a hard drive to hold a suitable number of songs.

Qualcomm, in San Diego, California, can be reached at +1-619-587-1121 or at http://www.qualcomm.com/. MP3.com, in San Diego, California, can be reached at +1-858-623-7000 or http://www.mp3.com/.

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