The tablet category has been around for little more than a year, and it has already made an undeniable impact on both our personal and professional lives. We’ve seen businesses deploy tablets to sales teams, BODs, and field workers, in droves to enhance productivity. And this is just the beginning - Gartner predicts that more than 55 million tablets will be sold this year, a large portion of which will make their way into the workplace. With many of our customers already seeing tremendous success using Box on mobile devices, we are committed to providing the same support for emerging tablets in this expanding market.
Today, HP’s TouchPad officially enters the tablet mix, and we’re excited to announce the concurrent launch of Box for TouchPad - available immediately for download. We’ve also worked with HP to bring 50GB of free cloud storage to TouchPad users, which lasts the lifetime of the Box account. As the world’s leading provider of personal computers, we expect HP’s launch of the TouchPad to drive further tablet adoption in the enterprise.
And we’re not the only ones. Wired states that Box for Touchpad gives consumers a compelling reason to purchase the new device, while ZDNet painted a picture of the impressive leap this offer brings to the mobile storage category by taking readers back to the days when most laptops were shipping with base hard drive capacities of around 50GB to 60GB.
In a recent statement, Todd Bradley, executive vice presiding for Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group said,“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. 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.”
Integral to this offer was our joint commitment to providing consumers with the best mobile, connected experience. With that goal in mind, Box for TouchPad joins our rapidly growing mobile portfolio, which currently includes apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Now, TouchPad owners will realize the benefits of the Box platform, with the ability to:
- 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 offer 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 free storage upon installing the app.
Take the Box app for a spin and let us know what you think! Please be sure to stay tuned for other exciting mobile news from Box in the near future.