Box comes to Windows Phone, signs deal with Qualcomm

Box comes to Windows Phone, signs deal with Qualcomm
Box has chosen to launch a native app on Windows Phone, a bet for a platform that is still struggling to get traction, but probably the one with highest chances of standing a fight against iOS and Android. Box, a cloud storage company, has also inked a deal with Qualcomm so that on select devices with the chip its app will come pre-loaded.

So far Box has focused on Android and iOS, but its bet on Windows Phone shows its hopes for the platform. The company saidt that it "anticipates strong traction for Windows Phone devices."

To further explain why it launches a native app for Windows Phone, the company came up with the following statement:



Box uses the live tiles concept in Windows Phone. You can batch upload, share files and pin tiles to the screen. Right now, the company offers 50 gigs of storage for free which seems like a good deal.

source: Box via ZDNet


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6 Comments

1. nightelf91

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

In my opinion, it's not really a bet as much as it is a decision to spend a few days/weeks developing the app for the WP platform. A bet would entail putting a significant amount of cash at risk, like the developers did when they started that company. Box is really just trying to reach out to more potential clients without putting a lot of capital at stake.

2. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

Box... DropBox... SkyDrive... Picasa... Flikr... Drive... I just need one

6. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

better to have 2 , otherone as a backup...

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The Interface looks very cloudy, sweet and beautiful

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Interesting.... But what ad advantages does it have over SkyDrive? Sure, the free storage on top of SkyDrive would be nice...

5. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It is only 5 GB of free storage, NOT 50 GB, that a big discrepancy.

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