The pioneering personal cloud storage service Dropbox has struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom, the Germany-headquartered mobile telecom giant, to have its app come preinstalled in DT-branded Android smartphones. The deal will be kicked off in October with the devices to be sold in some ‘select’ Central and Eastern European countries.
Dropbox announced in a blog post that the two will also work together “to help existing iOS and Android users discover Dropbox’.
Deutsche Telekom has 95.3 million mobile customers in Europe according to its 2013 data sheet. Apart from Germany (38.6 million mobile subscribers) the company also operates in Greece, Romania, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Austria.
Marc Sommer, Senior Vice President of Business Development at DT says, “We’re dedicated to giving our customers the best-possible user experience so they can enjoy life and work on-the-go. That’s why Dropbox, an industry-leading service, was an obvious addition to the services we offer. Dropbox’s intuitive interface and global popularity make it easy for everyone to see, share, and work on the photos, videos, and documents that matter to them.”
The file storage service which has added 100 million users in just six months in early 2014, has now over 300 million subscribers worldwide and is competing very successfully with Google’s Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Apple’s iCloud.