HTC to Add Dropbox App to Android Powered Devices; Up to 5 GB of Free Cloud Storage

HTC has confirmed that it reached an agreement with Dropbox - the cloud-based storage solution provider.

According to the second largest smartphone maker in Asia, the new deal between the two companies features a pre-installed Dropbox app on the company's Android powered handsets, with 5 GB of free storage.

Dropbox is a free app that offers 2 GB free cloud storage space to the BlackBerry OS, Android, Windows, iOS, Symbian and Windows powered devices. However, users who want more than 2 GB storage space need to pay extra.

But with this new offering from the Taiwan-based smartphone maker, the company's Android phone users will be equipped with 5 GB of cloud storage space for no added cost.

"HTC's strategy behind this deal is simple: Apple has iCloud and Microsoft has SkyDrive, which means cloud-storage is going to be a big deal in 2012. But is 5GB enough? Well, compared to SkyDrive's free 25GB it looks pretty paltry," Richard Goodwin of KnowYourMobile, noted in his report.

However, the company has not revealed on which devices the new offering will be made available.