At this point, you’ve got to be familiar with Dropbox, the free cloud-based storage service that beats the pants off of Yousendit.com and other file transfer sites. While Dropbox offers a desktop program that enables users to share files via a cloud, Dropbox will now be hitting the road, Jack.
According to HTC, all future Sense 3.5 phones, including the freshly announced HTC Rhyme, will offer Dropbox and 3GB of extra storage provided by HTC. In addition to the 2GB of free Dropbox storage that’s a 5GB cloud storage from your phone, which is not too shabby.
Compared to Microsoft Skydrive, which offers 25GB, the 5GB of Dropbox storage is really not that compelling. However, Skydrive limits file sizes to 100MB, which kills the video makers. And then there’s iCloud, but that will only offer 5GB of free storage out of the box before laying down cash for more.
However, HTC owners can increase Dropbox storage to 10GB by getting other people to join Dropbox, and courtesy of HTC’s 3GB of free storage. As a result, 10GB of free storage with no file size limit might be the best bet compared to the other two contenders. It’s rare times like these that make me want to own an Android phone. Did I just type that!?
There’s no word on Dropbox compatibility with older versions of Sense, but all Sense 3.5 phones will get Dropbox love.