HTC is clearly on the lookout for ways to add extra value and features to its Android smartphones. Only last month the mobile manufacturer took a controlling stake in Beats Electronics ensuring all future handsets have the option of superior Beats by Dr. Dre audio solutions.
Now HTC has found a way to compete with both Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage services. A new partnership with Dropbox, a company focused entirely on cloud storage solutions, will see future HTC Android smartphones ship with access to a 5GB Dropbox account completely free of charge. At the moment, Dropbox only offers users 2GB of free storage.
The first smartphone to ship with the free storage looks likely to be the HTC Rhyme, and should then be available with all future handsets that ship with Android and Sense 3.5.