Dropbox Makes Sony Ericsson Deal; Some Users Get Extra Storage
We’ve looked at Dropbox before, a multi-platform cloud storage app that gives you a free 2GB storage locker you can access from your home PC, work PC, and any number of mobile devices. The company just announced a new deal with Sony Ericsson, setting the app up to be pre-loaded on some of the company’s phones, as well as an offer that will let some users get extra free storage.
Now that Dropbox has extended language support, the company is looking to get a foothold in the new markets it now has access to. That means that this Sony Ericsson partnership is targeted at mostly non-English-speaking countries. Supposedly these Dropbox-enabled phones will be available in ten countries globally, including the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, and Italy. While the pre-loading arrangement will cover all those nations, only Dropbox users in Japan on SoftBank will see the deal that increases the storage they get with the free version of Dropbox from 2GB to 3GB (unrelated to the SE partnership). Of course, in any of these countries, you can always get a paid Dropbox account to receive extra storage and features.
The Sony Ericsson partnership starts now, and will cover current Androids like the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. The SoftBank deal in Japan will kick off later this month.