You 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.