A month ago we’ve heard reports of HTC teaming up with Dropbox to offer its smartphone users 5GB of online storage. Thanks to HTC’s Facebook account we are now getting official wording on the matter.
According to the status, “Dropbox will come pre-installed on all Android phones, giving you 5GB of storage”! When we first heard of the partnership we’ve been told that only users of the latest Android phones will be able to benefit the additional 3GB HTC drops in (aside from the Dropbox offer of 2GB). The official wording from HTC doesn’t clear up exactly which devices will have the 5GB offer but it appears that it’s a deal set for the future (though rumors had it that the deal is set to expand to all phones that are running HTC Sense 3.5 on top of Android).
However, it is great to see that HTC is offering some cloud storage, even if it means teaming up with a third party (and especially such a popular one). Microsoft has Skydrive and Apple now has its iCloud so Android users on HTC-branded phones will have one more reason to be happy about their future purchases.
Update: itachi1706 tells us in the comments (thanks!) that it is available for all HTC devices. “Your quota was increased to 5.25GB” seems to be displayed after a DropBox installation on an HTC Desire.