The HP TouchPad might be officially down but definitely not the WebOS platform on which the TouchPad is based on. In fact, so overwhelming has been the response to the 6-Pack app offer that the company itself were taken by surprise. The codes were all gone within hours in much the same manner as the TouchPads themselves vanished from store shelves. As usual, there were many who had failed to make the most and were left out of the fun. But here is another chance to make up for that as HP has announced another round of 6-Pack app offers. HP mentions 4 of the 6 apps are completely new while 2 are those that were part of the first 6-Pack app offer.
However, the codes this time are different than those from the first round, which means it is the new codes are to be used when downloading. This apart, there are few more things that TouchPad users have to be wary of. US citizens are the privileged lot as far as the promo codes are concerned, as none of those are valid for anyone living outside the US. HP has said those will be made available to a wider user base soon. Also, the TouchPad needs to be running the latest system software and App Catalog to ensure a trouble free downloading procedure.
Lastly, here’s the new 6-Pack. You should to hurry to make sure you are among the early birds:
- Big Boss (Fair Play Labs, $1.99, rlhul24446cnvjo): Design your “Boss” – a gigantic monster – and attempt to defeat the brave heroes and powerful wizards of WackyLands.
- Camera for TouchPad (Keen Studios, $0.99, qnauu98845swgrt): Start snapping away, with options for managing your photos and using them with other TouchPad apps.
- Angry Birds Rio HD (Rovio Mobile Ltd., $1.99, xsgsc06319eeqrk): The original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel.
- Quell HD (Fallen Tree Games, $1.99, urber52865hgtqc): A unique puzzler that is sure to test your brain with 70-plus levels of game play.
- Pennant (Vargatron, $4.99, ltrns51564vabdu): Got historical pennant fever? Get the scoop on over 115,000 games with this interactive statistical treasure trove of baseball from 1952 to 2010.
- FlightPredictor HD (gregstoll.com, $1.99, htukc87057kxshv): Powered by FlightCaster.com, you’ll get timely notifications before air travel glitches get in your way.
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