HTC partners with Dropbox: all future Sense 3.5 handsets bundled with 5GB of free cloud storage
HTC seems to have inked a deal with Dropbox, which would allow the company to offer 3GB of additional cloud storage for its Android handsets. Dropbox is already offering a free 2GB entry pass to its service, which brings the total to 5GB, according to Pocket-lint. The first phone to benefit from the offer will be the newly announced female-centric HTC Rhyme. Now, we haven't seen this officially confirmed so we'd still take it with a slight pinch of salt, but it definitely looks credible given that it reportedly comes from an HTC employee.
In the future, all Sense 3.5 devices will get the bonus as an extension of the deal, which puts HTC almost on par with Apple’s iCloud (5GB of free storage) and Microsoft’s SkyDrive (25GB of free storage) service. And then, there’s always Google’s suite of free cloud storage options including Picasa for images and Google Docs for documents.
When asked whether the same offer would apply for Windows Phone handsets HTC was hesitant as the platform already has the SkyDrive cloud storage. The Taiwanese phone maker hasn’t commented on whether older HTC handsets will qualify for the 3GB Dropbox bonus.