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HTC strikes a deal with Dropbox

Could be limited to Sense 3.5
Thu Sep 22 2011, 16:28

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has struck a deal with cloud storage provider Dropbox to give customers extra space.

The agreement means that HTC customers with an Android handset will gain an additional 3GB of storage on top of the 2GB that Dropbox offers for free. This offer will be limited to users on Sense 3.5, HTC's Android overlay, and if users connect to the service using their handset, according to Pocketlint.


Upcoming HTC phones that will have Sense 3.5 include the Sensation XE, Rhyme and Explorer. HTC wasn't clear whether users on older models will get the extra storage or an update to Sense 3.5. It might be a bit unfair to make the deal exclusive to Sense 3.5.

HTC also makes phones that run Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, but Microsoft has Skydrive that offers 25GB of free storage. Considering this, the Dropbox deal is unlikely to apply to HTC's WP7 phones.

This is the only information we have at the moment as HTC was unable to give us any details, so we'll have to wait for a full announcement. µ


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