Sep 22 AT 2:02 PM Edgar Cervantes 11 Comments

HTC to offer 5 GB of free Dropbox storage to Sense 3.5 users

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HTC has partnered with Dropbox to bring a deal to those who upgrade to an HTC Sense 3.5 device. While we mere peasants are entitled to a paltry 2 GB of free cloud storage, HTC Sense 3.5 devices will get access to 5 GB at no extra price. Pretty sweet deal if you ask us.

Currently, the only device with Sense 3.5 is the brand new HTC Rhyme on Verizon. If you happen to get this device, odds are that it will be through an upgrade or new contract. This means you’ll be hitching your wagon to data caps.

As data caps have been popping up here and there, cloud computing/storage has become much more limited. If you plan to take advantage of those 5 free GB, you’d better keep that unlimited data contract. Your 2 GB will fly away in no time if you use cloud storage constantly. So be careful with those transfers! You can also use WiFi when transfering large files to/from your Dropbox account (or upgrade to a higher data cap).

There’s still no word on whether current HTC Sense users will also get this treat or not. Future Sense 3.5 smartphones will definitely get an extra 3 GB, though. It might not be a major decision factor when choosing your next smartphone, but it’s definitely a nice extra. These devices will also come with the Dropbox app pre-installed. Depending on how you see it, this could be great or just more bloatware.

What do you guys think? Would you like having an extra 3 GB of Dropbox storage space? Are data caps pushing you away from cloud services? Will you be getting an HTC Sense 3.5 device in the near future?

Via: Droid Life

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Richard Yarrell

    Actually in so many ways HTC has stepped up there game with sites set on the future. C

    • squiddy20

      In case you can’t figure this out, you won’t be able to take advantage of this opportunity because you “don’t feel sense 3.5 is that big of an update” and you are stuck on sense 3.0 with your precious little Evo 3D. GTFO.

  • BiGMERF

    We will see how it goes.. but im most likely going with the Nexus, s it probably wont matter to me

  • iPhone 5 next month

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    • Edgar Cervantes

      Well, iCloud does have a limit. It is actually 5 GB too. The only difference is that iTunes music, videos, apps, etc. do not count against those 5 GB. It is commonly known that all of those are much more expensive when purchased straight from iTunes, so depending on the way you do things, you might actually end up paying way more.

      Also, it is a bit hard to compare iCloud to Dropbox, as they serve different purposes. iCloud is more of a way of synchronizing your devices, when Dropbox is just used for saving your files and sharing them among your devices, as well as other people.

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    I think is a fantastic idea and a great move on HTC. I personally don’t use Dropbox, don’t have an specific reason to or neither I’ve been in need of their services, but this is a great chance to obtain both solid phone, nice upgrade and nice storage.

  • Panatella

    I think the smartphone market (and especially the average user) is not ready to go all thinclient on their devices.
    Pushing files to (and from) the cloud is pretty convenient, but all the datacaps and the ridiculous fees people have to pay to experience ‘unlimited’ internet in both speed and caps, local storage will keep the upperhand for at least the next few years.

    Cloud services are great, but for me it is just a tool to get my files on all devices, and not (yet) a sufficient competitor to beat local storage.

  • st4xor

    I don’t know how people got through college before Dropbox. I used it for everything. This is a pretty sweet deal

    • Edgar Cervantes

      We used to send ourselves emails! Just send an email to yourself with the file attached, and put it in your categorized folders. Classy, huh? lol

  1. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Actually in so many ways HTC has stepped up there game with sites set on the future. C

    • squiddy20Guest 4 years ago

      In case you can’t figure this out, you won’t be able to take advantage of this opportunity because you “don’t feel sense 3.5 is that big of an update” and you are stuck on sense 3.0 with your precious little Evo 3D. GTFO.

  2. We will see how it goes.. but im most likely going with the Nexus, s it probably wont matter to me

  3. iPhone 5 next monthGuest 4 years ago

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • Well, iCloud does have a limit. It is actually 5 GB too. The only difference is that iTunes music, videos, apps, etc. do not count against those 5 GB. It is commonly known that all of those are much more expensive when purchased straight from iTunes, so depending on the way you do things, you might actually end up paying way more.

      Also, it is a bit hard to compare iCloud to Dropbox, as they serve different purposes. iCloud is more of a way of synchronizing your devices, when Dropbox is just used for saving your files and sharing them among your devices, as well as other people.

  4. I think is a fantastic idea and a great move on HTC. I personally don’t use Dropbox, don’t have an specific reason to or neither I’ve been in need of their services, but this is a great chance to obtain both solid phone, nice upgrade and nice storage.

  5. I think the smartphone market (and especially the average user) is not ready to go all thinclient on their devices.
    Pushing files to (and from) the cloud is pretty convenient, but all the datacaps and the ridiculous fees people have to pay to experience ‘unlimited’ internet in both speed and caps, local storage will keep the upperhand for at least the next few years.

    Cloud services are great, but for me it is just a tool to get my files on all devices, and not (yet) a sufficient competitor to beat local storage.

  6. st4xorGuest 4 years ago

    I don’t know how people got through college before Dropbox. I used it for everything. This is a pretty sweet deal