The HP TouchPad continues to be a hot item among tech enthusiasts now that HP has discontinued the webOS-based tablet and is selling its remaining stock at fire sale price. Now that tablet just became an even better deal. As announced on HP"s Palm blog page, the company has decided to give away six of the TouchPad"s paid apps from now until August 31. The web site has the promo codes needed to access the free apps.
The six apps included in this free giveaway include some games such as Sparkle HD, Big Boss and Kung Fu Panda Storybook 2. Other apps in this free giveaway include Glimpse, which gives the TouchPad a split screen interface; Camera for TouchPad which gives you some extra options for the TouchPad; and Audubon Birds, a searchable guide to birds living in the US. The total amount of all six apps is $30.95 USD if they were at their normal price points. HP is apparently planning to offer another set of TouchPad apps for free in early September.
In related news, someone in the UK managed to get a very rare edition of the HP TouchPad. WebOSRoundup.com reports that the user got a white HP TouchPad with a roomy 64 GB of storage in the same week that HP decided to shut down the device. Normally the 64 GB version would have sold for $599 before the shut down and HP"s massive price cut. Meanwhile people are still waiting to see if HP will put new units of the tablet on sale on its web site as promised.