USA TODAY Launches HP webOS App for HP TouchPad

By: Press Release | PRNewswire

MCLEAN, Va., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company, announced today that USA TODAY is now available on the new HP TouchPad.

The USA TODAY app features a custom look and design specifically for the HP TouchPad with the signature content readers have come to trust from USA TODAY, providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news in a convenient interactive package. The USA TODAY for HP webOS app has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, photos and Snapshots available. More information on the app can be found at http://hptouchpad.usatoday.com.

“We’re excited about the design and performance of this app.  We think it will be a winner with HP TouchPad users who want a best-in-class news app for everyday use.  USA TODAY is dedicated to launching new apps as products hit the market so our readers can receive their news on the platform of their choosing,” said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development for USA TODAY.

“With USA TODAY on TouchPad, the millions of readers who get their news every day from USA TODAY now have a new and exciting place to find it,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP.

The release of the USA TODAY for HP TouchPad follows on the May release of the USA TODAY for Windows Phone and the February release of the USA TODAY for Android Tablet, enabling readers to choose which app best matches their lifestyle and news reading needs.

USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including HP webOS (TouchPad), iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android (phones and tablets), Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, Windows Phone, Windows-based Tablets, Intel’s AppUp store for netbook PCs and Amazon Kindle.

About HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(1) 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.(2) 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.(3) More information about HP TouchPad is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.


USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY‘s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website  launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than eight million downloads on mobile devices.  The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

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

SOURCE USA TODAY

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