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HP Offering TouchPad Owners Free Applications

HP's TouchPad fire sale had shoppers whipped into a frenzy within a matter of minutes. A $99 tablet? It didn't matter to anyone that this was a soon to be discontinued product -- it was too good a deal to give up. HP was overwhelmed by the demand for the TouchPad and now it seems the company is treating new TouchPad owners to some free applications.

"How does a cool, refreshing, and free 6-Pack sound?" the company asked via a blog post published Thursday. "We’ve selected six apps that normally sell for as much as $14.99 and we’re making them available at no cost to HP webOS customers for a limited time," the company continued. The apps on offer are:

  • Glimpse (Inglorious Apps, $5, injoj55410gavxv): Amp up your TouchPad multitasking to 11 using this customizable and addictive split-screen interface.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 Storybook (zuuka, $2.99, eotss76676jjzqr): Enjoy images and voices from Kung Fu Panda 2 right on your TouchPad.
  • Big Boss (Fair Play Labs, $1.99, vfimk09918lngoz): Design your “ Boss” – a gigantic monster – and attempt to defeat the brave heroes and powerful wizards of WackyLands.
  • Sparkle HD (10tons Ltd., $4.99, pweuq32135vrbhx): Save Crowberry Woods in this TouchPad version of the popular desktop game.
  • Camera for TouchPad (Keen Studios, $0.99, rijon62171nhvtu): Start snapping away, with options for managing your photos and using them with other TouchPad apps. 
  • Audubon Birds (Green Mountain Digital, $14.99, jjiox66488ddnik): This searchable digital field guide to North American birds offers stunning photography and thrilling (trilling?) bird songs.

Those hoping to take advantage of this offer will need a TouchPad with a current and functioning user profile that has credit card purchasing enabled. To avail of the offer you'll need to select the desired application in the HP App catalog and enter the relevant promo code from the list above. The offer codes expires on August 31 at 11:59 p.m.

If none of these apps tickle your fancy, HP is promising another 'six-pack' in September.

  • mlopinto2k1
    "How about some free applications for your heavily discounted tablet?"

    Hah! Almost sounds like a spoof on something! Good shiat!
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  • a lil late to post this. the codes have already expired.
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  • rmmil978
    How about a Touchpad to go with the Touchpad I ordered? I was charged for the device and still not gotten a confirmation email, this being bought directly from the HP site. Customer service has a 1 hour wait time for the phone, and the email customer service option is completely crashed. Probably shouldn't offer these kinda deals if you can't handle the traffic it generates. I can wait, but I feel sorry for whoever works in their customer service centers right now.
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  • dormantreign
    The HP tab was dieing, so how would one make it compete with the others? Answer, sell it dirt cheap, make everyone own one then say its getting retired. Come back a week or month later re-instate the thing now everyone owns one and knows about it because the market is saturated. This could work.
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  • captaincharisma
    wouldn't matter to me. if i was able to get one i would still put the droid on it
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  • Wish I Was Wealthy
    It's good that this economic downturn is still around,because HP still has to try a little bit harder,time after time to get new customers.
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  • cookoy
    this is HP's way of saying we're dumping all of mark hurd's work at all cost
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  • captaincharisma
    Wish I Was WealthyIt's good that this economic downturn is still around,because HP still has to try a little bit harder,time after time to get new customers.
    HP always finds a way for consumers to buy cheap low quality products
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  • Looks to be already dead. Trying any of the codes now says "this promo code has reached it's limit and is no longer valid." So apparently there wasn't just a time limit on the codes.
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  • tomaz99
    rmmil978How about a Touchpad to go with the Touchpad I ordered? I was charged for the device and still not gotten a confirmation email, this being bought directly from the HP site. Customer service has a 1 hour wait time for the phone, and the email customer service option is completely crashed. Probably shouldn't offer these kinda deals if you can't handle the traffic it generates. I can wait, but I feel sorry for whoever works in their customer service centers right now.
    Yup...me too. Still waiting...heard nothing. Other than my CC being charged.
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