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HP Download Store Now Open for Consumers and Small Businesses


Features hundreds of software titles, games and services

PALO ALTO, Calif., HP today introduced the beta version of the HP Download Store, which serves as a virtual marketplace for consumers and small business owners to conveniently purchase and download the most popular software, games and HP services.

The HP Download Store, powered by Digital River, was created to help customers find the ideal software or services to enhance and complete their computing experience from the comfort of their homes or offices.

“HP customers now have instant access to more than 200 software titles and games from one trusted source without spending extra time searching, waiting for shipping or visiting a retail outlet,” said Irv Christy, worldwide marketing manager, Attach, HP. “HP also offers monthly subscriptions of its premium services – a low-cost and easy alternative for users who want access to services without an annual contract.”

Must-have software, games and services with the click of a mouse

The HP Download Store offers a wide variety of the latest titles from leading brands including Microsoft, Adobe, Norton from Symantec and Roxio, along with popular games like Star Trek Online Deluxe Edition and James Cameron’s AVATAR: The Game. HP brings its customers the best titles in each category. Other offerings include:

* Software titles ideal for the distinct characteristics of HP Mini netbooks
* A two-year download option allowing users to reinstall software as needed with no disks to store and eliminating package waste

Monthly subscription services to fit every need and budget

The HP Download Store gives users access to six pay-as-you-go support and collaboration services. Ideal for cost-conscious consumers and small business owners, this subscription model provides quick access to HP’s premium support and collaboration services without an annual contract. The services are supported by North America-based HP technicians and available for HP and non-HP branded PCs. Services include:

* HP Virtual Rooms let users host online meetings with integrated audio,(1) video and desktop sharing for as low as $12.95 per month. HP Virtual Rooms are a cost-effective way to connect with remote customers and business colleagues without the hassle and cost of travel.
* HP SmartFriend Assistance answers all hardware and software questions with just one phone call.
* HP Performance Tune-up Service puts users in direct contact with an advisor who remotely conducts a performance overhaul to remove viruses and unnecessary software and boost overall PC performance.

Ongoing special offers

Through the month of May, the HP Download Store is offering all customers $20 off an order of $50 or more (use promo code LAUNCH20). This offer is valid for all software titles, games and services. Twenty additional deals will appear throughout the month.

Access to software and HP’s premium services is available at the HP Download Store:

More information about the HP Download Store is available at

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(1) A VOIP Headset is required.

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