According to PocketNow, HTC Sense 4.0 will feature 50 GB of free Dropbox storage. PocketNow says, “HTC Sense 4.0 will have deep integration with Dropbox. In fact, when you set up the phone for the first time, you’ll get 50 GB of space for free.
“Dropbox storage will be handled like another drive on the phone. When you attach a file to an email from Dropbox storage, the Dropbox link will be added to the email and not the actual file, as to save data.”
The partnership between HTC and Dropbox is not new. It offered 5 GB of free Dropbox storage to its customers in October of last year. Now, with the jump from 5 GB to 50 GB, HTC handsets just got more attractive.
Does this mean that existing handsets such as the Sensation XE and XL will get 50 GB worth of free storage? Sadly, there’s no mention of this. According to PocketNow, HTC Sense 4.0 is expected to launch alongside HTC’s superphones such as the rumored Ville and the Edge.
PocketNow says, “In Sense 4.0, you can also see an accumulation of notifications (similar to iOS 5), have a task list displayed or see a list of your favorite people, as to be able to call them quickly. Also new to the Sense 4.0 lockscreen is that you access your notification shade without unlocking.
“HTC has created the best-looking and most functional email client available for Android. Read and unread states are indicated by a pleasant horizontal color strip on the left side of each message. Instead of using check marks to multi-select messages, Sense 4.0 email uses circles.”
Will 50 GB of free storage from Dropbox make you get your hands on HTC’s new superphones? Give us your thoughts.
There are a number of smartphone users who would like make use of file cloud storage. If this is the case, then Dropbox is for you. The app is available on the Apple App Store for devices like the iPhone 4, the Android Market for devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2, and on the Blackberry App World for devices like the Torch. It allows users to download, upload, and share anything stored on your cloud locker from your handset. Now, the app comes preloaded with the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc and Play. The bad news is it’s available in only 10 countries. The good news is the UK is one of them. Japan gets the best deal of all. Japan’s network operator Softbank will be giving its customers 1GB of storage on top of the 2 GB already allotted.
For those who are not familiar with the application, it allows users to sync with their desktop and smartphones via a sharing folder on each device. Uploading and downloading will require users to logon to their private account on Dropbox. The app allows users to share files with friends. All the user has to do is grant their friends access to the cloud service.
It’s nice to have a service exclusive to a limited number of countries other than the US for a change. All the other unique services such as Google Music Beta, Google Wallet, and online discounts that work like coupons Google Offers can only be used by US customers for now. Although, it’s available on the Apple App Store, the Android Market, and the Blackberry App World if you do not own one of the XPERIA handsets or for anyone living anywhere else. If you’re looking for more than 2 GB of cloud locker space, there is an option to get 50 GB more for $9.99 (a little bit over £5.00) a month or $99.00 (a little bit over £56.00) a year.