PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – Jul 1, 2011) – Box today announced the launch of its Box for TouchPad, available immediately in the HP App Catalog. The Box app will make it easy for TouchPad users to store, access and share all file types on the go, and also offers an unprecedented 50GB of free cloud storage for the lifetime of the account.
“Offering the Box app for TouchPad with an impressive amount of free storage and secure content sharing is an integral part of our mission to build a truly capable enterprise tablet,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president for Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group. “To create the best connected experience, we’ve focused on developing our App Catalog with leading third-party apps that provide features and tools proven to meet the personal and professional needs of the mobile worker.”
“Tablet adoption is exploding in the enterprise, and we’re excited to be working with HP as it enters the market with the TouchPad,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Anytime, anywhere access to content on tablets is transforming the way people work, and with 50GB of free cloud storage through Box on the TouchPad, we’re ensuring that today’s mobile workers never have to worry about storage limitations.”
Today, Box helps more than six million individuals and 60,000 businesses share and manage all their content in the cloud. Box’s rapidly expanding mobile platform includes popular apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Now, TouchPad owners will realize the full benefits of the Box platform, along with 50GB of free cloud storage, the equivalent of approximately 50,000 docs, photos and presentations. With Box for TouchPad, users can:
- Access and view files on-the-go
- Easily share links to Box files and folders via email
- Find files quickly utilizing built-in search
- Upload content directly from the TouchPad to Box
The 50GB of free cloud storage lasts the lifetime of the Box account, and is available for individuals who purchase the HP TouchPad and sign up for Box. Existing Box users with a Personal 5GB account will be automatically upgraded to 50GB of storage upon installing the app on their TouchPad.
Box for TouchPad Availability
Box for TouchPad and the 50GB offer will be available for download on the first TouchPad shipments on July 1, 2011. To download the application, go to the HP App Catalog and search for Box for TouchPad.
The Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad(1) will be available in stores and online in the United States on July 1 with the option of either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage(2) for $499.99 and $599.99, respectively.(3)
HP TouchPad will be available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany on July 2 and in Canada on July 15, with availability scheduled to follow later this year in Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain.
More information about HP TouchPad is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.
For more information about Box, please visit www.box.net.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure, scalable content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Today, nearly 6 million individuals and 60,000 companies use Box to easily manage information and collaboration in the cloud, with enterprise-grade security and oversight. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone and Android applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners.