Postmedia Network Is First Canadian Newspaper Publisher to Launch Apps on HP TouchPad

By: Press Release | Postmedia Network

Postmedia Network today announced the launch of HP webOS apps for the HP TouchPad for 11 daily newspapers including: the Times Colonist (Victoria), the Vancouver Sun, The Province (Vancouver), the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, the Leader-Post (Regina), The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon), the Ottawa Citizen, The Windsor Star, The Gazette (Montreal) and the National Post.

“Mobile innovation, including a major focus on tablets, is a key driver of our digital strategy,” said Malcolm Kirk, Executive Vice President, Digital Media. “We’re excited to be the first company in Canada to launch newspaper apps for TouchPad and invite Canadians to experience this latest innovation in publishing.”

HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.* With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.** The HP TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.*** More information about HP TouchPad is available at

“HP recognizes content is a key component of a successful platform, and having Postmedia’s prestigious network of Canadian newspapers, supporting the webOS environment is really exciting for us,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “Postmedia’s localized daily news content on the TouchPad is a valuable resource for users who want to keep up-to-date on the current happenings in Canada on a daily basis.”

The new newspaper apps include the following features:

  • • Trusted and engaging content including local, national and international news
  • • Photo Gallery – a wealth of high resolution photos and inline photo galleries
  • • Share features to help users customize the news for a more personal experience
  • • Offline reading – allows users to download and then read content on the go
  • • Ability to wireless print to HP webOS printers

Postmedia’s HP TouchPad newspaper apps are available at no cost to the reader and can be downloaded from the HP webOS App Catalog on the TouchPad.

* Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup and activation.

** Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email, contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2010.

***Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps available on all devices.

About Postmedia Network:

Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country’s oldest and best known media brands. Reaching millions of Canadians every week, Postmedia Network engages readers and offers advertisers and marketers integrated solutions to effectively reach target audiences through a variety of print, online, digital, and mobile platforms.

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