HTC Sense 3.5 users to get 5GB of Dropbox goodness free

HTC Sense 3.5 users to get 5GB of Dropbox goodness freeYou know how Apple has a penchant for taking existing concepts and making them massively popular? Well, that’s inevitably what’s about to happen with the imminent iOS 5 and its iCloud stuff.

As such, HTC is taking note, and the Taiwanese manufacturer has reportedly signed an exclusive sexy deal with file sharing thingy Dropbox.

Dropbox offers 2GB free storage by default, with additional space on offer if you refer friends (alternatively, you can fork over good old cash). Users of HTC’s Sense 3.5 range, however, will get a whopping 5GB for free. Not too shabby.

Users will be able to have pictures, video and music etc. sync automatically from their HTC phones to their Dropbox account, making the files available anywhere they have Dropbox access.

Going back to Sense 3.5, the only device thus far that falls into that category is the supposedly unisex HTC Rhyme (nee Bliss). With HTC announcing new phones on a weekly basis at the moment, we’re sure it won’t be long till we meet more phones with 5GB free Dropbox action.

At present, HTC doesn’t have any plans to bring the service to Windows Phone 7 handsets, as Microsoft already offers 25GB free storage via Skydrive.

via: Pocket-Lint

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Treab  Sep. 23, 2011 at 14:07

Can i demand a re-edit???

I mean common icloud was released this year microsoft has been doing it since 2007 the way you start this article makes it sound as though apple created it...

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 23, 2011 at 14:36

That was my point, Treab. As far as Joe Average is concerned, once iCloud arrives, life without the cloud will suddenly be unimaginable, even though it exists in many formats already.

It was a subtle dig at Apple, as opposed to praise.

Treab  Sep. 23, 2011 at 14:38

oh yeah ;) i get sarcasm but to the average apple fanboy they will be delighted ;)

i mean just look at them ;)

blizzard7  Sep. 23, 2011 at 15:05

I think you'll find Treab that Apple has been doing cloud based storage since 2000, packaged in with iTools, which became .mac and eventually MobileMe.

Treab  Sep. 23, 2011 at 15:12

now now. i think were looking at it solely at mobile applications ;) dodged a bullet there...

blizzard7  Sep. 23, 2011 at 15:19

What Microsoft cloud in 2007 then? WinMo 6 with Microsoft My Phone was in 2009. You could use iDisk with iPhone in 2007.

Treab  Sep. 23, 2011 at 15:31

Microsoft windows mobile 6 used it for microsoft office in 2007 HA :p

blizzard7  Sep. 23, 2011 at 15:36

As in just Office files? That's not the same as iDisk which can take virtually anything. (_;)

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 26, 2011 at 14:33

SkyDrive has been aroud for quite a while. I think i got it in 2007.


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