HTC Enlarges free Dropbox Storage
Last year, HTC made a deal with Dropbox for users to claim up to five gigabytes of free Dropbox storage. Apparently, HTC wanted to sweeten the deal for users and arranged to bump up that storage capacity by a factor of ten: When users set up their new HTC devices with HTC Sense user interface, called HTC Sense 4.0, for the first time, they don’t get 5 GB of free storage but 50 GB of free storage!
The released statement noted,
“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.”
HTC is expected to reveal the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich superphones that contain the 50 GB-feature during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of the month.
“In Sense 4.0, you can also see an accumulation of notifications (similar to iOS 5), have a task list displayed,’ says Pocket-Now, ‘or see a list of your [favourite] 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.”
It seems that Google has sneaked in a Google+ concept into Sense 4.0 email features, as the HTC statement continues:
“HTC has created the best-looking and most functional email client available for Android. Read and unread states are indicated by a pleasant horizontal [colour] strip on the left side of each message. Instead of using check marks to multi-select messages, Sense 4.0 email uses circles.”
Aside from that not-so-subtle plug for its social network site, Google and HTC seem to have a symbiotic relationship: Android mobile phone use is continuing to gain significant ground over time over iOS smartphones, allowing for each platform its surge of sales after major releases.