This is significant as the free accounts offer 50GB of cloud storage at box.net for life. This account normally costs $20 per month so it is a significant benefit that shouldn't be overlooked. There is no information from HP nor box.net if this offer will continue given the cancellation of the TouchPad product line so it would be prudent to grab the free account quickly. There is a free Box app in the App Catalog to interface easily with the cloud storage on the TouchPad. The account must be activated from the TouchPad app, but can be used through any web browser after it is live.
That $99 TouchPad just became a much better deal with that free lifetime cloud storage. The free storage is accessible for the life of the box.net account.