PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 15, 2013) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that customers can now print directly from their smartphone or tablet to more than 8,000 U.S. Walgreens stores, bringing the HP Public Print Locations (PPL)(1) network to 30,000 sites worldwide.
By downloading the free HP ePrint Service iPhone app,(2) users can order prints of their photos, which can be picked up from a local Walgreens in as little as an hour.
"Providing HP ePrint users with access to more than 8,000 Walgreens locations makes their printing experiences easy and convenient," said Jasbir Patel, senior director and general merchandise manager, Photo and E-commerce, Walgreens. "HP's integration of the Walgreens QuickPrints technology gives customers expanded access and provides another level of valuable engagement."
This fall, HP ePrint mobile printing apps reached more than 6 million downloads, and the number of people printing to the HP PPL network is doubling every six months.(3) In addition, HP recently enhanced its HP ePrint Service app to feature more cloud service content, including direct integration with Dropbox and Facebook.
"As we extend the HP Public Print Location network to include Walgreens, customers and partners will have greater access to convenient and flexible printing solutions as they need it," said John Tomesco, vice president, Worldwide Enterprise Business Development, Printing and Personal Systems, HP.
Printing at Walgreens is expected in future versions of the ePrint Service app for BlackBerry and Android.
The HP ePrint Service application for smartphones and tablets is available for download at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile. HP is the only company that makes it easy for customers to securely print from their mobile devices to both HP and non-HP printers at work and while on the go by geolocating nearby locations.
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(1) Usage of HP Public Print Locations requires internet- and email-capable smartphone or tablet with separately purchased wireless internet service, and the HP ePrint service app. Availability and cost of printing varies by location. A list of supported smartphone and tablet operating systems is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile.
(2) Supports the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad, iPhone (3GS or later), iPod touch (third generation or later). Works with HP AirPrint-enabled printers and requires the printer be connected to the same network as the iOS device. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint, the AirPrint Logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple® Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
(3) Data based on internal HP data, January, 2013.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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