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HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage

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HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage
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If you have an Android-powered HTC phone, you are eligible for an extra 5 gigabytes worth of offline storage, thanks to the a recently-tweeted-about partnership between the two companies.

In fact, all Android HTC phone owners are eligible for the upgrade, even though there’s some ambiguity about accessing the additional gigabytes. The storage upgrade was announced on HTC’s Twitter account with the following post:

@popthis All Android phones will receive the 5GB free. Just download the Dropbox app on the Android market and enjoy! 21 hours ago via CoTweet · powered by @socialditto

Initially, the partnership called for new owners to receive the extra storage, but now, as HTC’s tweet reveals, the additional storage is available for all Android-powered HTC devices. The problem is, however, accessing the extra cloud space. There aren’t any steps to guide HTC owners, although, the company did try to address these questions on their Twitter stream:

@HolyAvarice It will be made available soon as long as you have it downloaded from the Android Market. 20 hours ago via CoTweet · powered by @socialditto

@aleden82 It will be available shortly from Dropbox via the Android Market. 21 hours ago via CoTweet · powered by @socialditto

Apparently, the upgrade is still on the upcoming list, because a quick trip to the Android Market page for the Dropbox app reveals it hasn’t been updated since August of 2011, which sounds like the updated app and the additional storage amount it offers isn’t quite ready for prime time. Unfortunately, the Twitter account for Dropbox doesn’t address the partnership or the upgrade, nor does the company blog, so that’s no help.

That being said, if the announcement has been publicly broadcast, it’s safe to say it’s on the way. It would be nice, however, if the upgrade being tweeted about was, you know, available the same time the tweets start flying.

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