Sony Ericsson has announced that the partnership between Xperia and Box has been extended for another year, lasting until the end of 2013. This comes after 2011's year-end announcement of the initial partnership, which lasted one year and was scheduled to end of the 31st of this month. Now Xperia owners who sign up for Box by the end of next year will get 50GB of free lifetime storage space.
Box is a file sharing and cloud storage provider, that, like all other cloud storage providers, allows users to upload files and access them from any location and device with Internet access. Videos, music, documents, pictures, apps, data files, and anything else you can think of can be stored. The Box Android app is available from the Google Play Store.
Back during the initial partnership in 2011, Box's CEO Aaron Levie had offered this statement. "As more people bring their personal devices in to work to take full advantage of mobile computing, it is essential that they never have to worry about storage limitations. By partnering with Sony Ericsson we are bringing the full power of Box®’s cloud content management and sharing to those users."
The free 50GB of storage space is not available with the Xperia X10 mini, Xperia X10 mini pro, and any stone age Android device running pre-2.1 versions of the mobile operating system. According to the announcement, more details and a discussion with Box will be available via the Sony Mobile blog in the relatively near future. In the meantime, don't forget to score your free Box cloud storage if you own an Xperia or receive one during the upcoming holidays.
[via Sony Mobile]