HTC partners with Dropbox: all future Sense 3.5 handsets bundled with 5GB of free cloud storage

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.

source: Pocket-lint

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Rhyme
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. adarsh.kl

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

If HTC can have a better camera unit in their phones, I am sure this deal is going to be a real hit among those amateur photographers.

2. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

go htc.....please improve the capacity of battery and internal memeory

3. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

This better not some move so they don't have to increase internal memory on their devices. I'm getting sick of this pathetic 2, 4, or 8GB internal memory. We should be seeing 16, 32, and 64GB coupled with microSD expansion right now.

5. David Heim unregistered

Why would you want so much memory on a phone anyways? Even if it has that much memory, what would you do with all that memory?

4. rebelsthree unregistered

It's a phone, not a computer. Once you start storing everything on your cell phones, you're just looking for issues to happen.

7. StephenJ unregistered

I just woke up to find an e-mail from dropbox; it seems it's already being rolled out. I now have an extra 3GB. I have sense 3.0 on my Desire HD (Android Revolution).

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