Box for BlackBerry PlayBook offers 5GB of free storage!

Box for BlackBerry PlayBook
By Bla1ze on 12 Aug 2011 08:51 pm
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While we're still waiting for an official Dropbox application to arrive on the BlackBerry PlayBook another prominent cloud storage provider has stepped in and beat Dropbox to the punch. Box.net, now has their BlackBerry PlayBook app available in BlackBerry App World and as with their online offerings, they're offering up 5GB of free storage to anyone who signs up for the service. List of features is below:

  • View your files from anywhere directly on your PlayBook
  • Share files easily with a link
  • Upload files from your device to Box
  • Save content to your tablet for offline access
  • 5GB of free storage

If you're not already a Box.net user, now is the time to go ahead and sign up. The app is free and available in all countries according to the BlackBerry App World info.

Download Box for BlackBerry PlayBook

Source: Box Blog via: PlayBook Daily

16 comments

w0qj

You can also use PlayBook's browser, point it to SugarSync, and get cloud storage for our files/photos, and stream music to your devices PC/BlackBerry/Android/iPhone/Symbian/Windows_Mobile!

(Let's also email to SugarSync, pester them to hurry up with their PlayBook App!)

You get 5GB of cloud storage space with the FREE version, but now there is no restriction to the number of computers you can sync/backup (up from 2).
It gives you the ability to upload and sync any folder on your computer.
It is the only service that offers such a broad device and OS support with apps for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, not to mention your computer!
You can also stream MP3 music files to your smartphone or computer.

Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

Hope this helps someone!

diegonei

Last I checked they were not even considering a PB app. :/

stevied724

Perfect timing. I'm new to Crackberry-first time. Just took advantage of Staples coupon for a 16gb BB Play Book.Lots of reviews saying 16gb not enough memory.Wondering if worth it to spend more and step up to 32gb or 64gb or stay with 16gb and use dropbox,Go Flex Satellite wi fi storage or other storage apps. Using it for work, pleasure and sharing with wife. Can someone make a recomendation please ??

dosto

So far, this app has worked great. I might even go back to using Box.net as my main (i.e.-paid version) cloud storage. I've been a Box.net user for years, but started using Dropbox last year as my main cloud storage service. With this app, and how good it works, I might be transferring back to Box.net. Thanks, Box, for a great "professional grade" app for my "professional grade" tablet.

Flip4Bytes

But are you able to upgrade this eventually up to 8GB? I would consider transferring, but my Dropbox free account is already up to like 4.75GB and can get up to 8GB for free so I'd take 8 over 5 even if it took a few more months to make more people sign up n get me more storage :X

diegonei

Got 21GB free on my my SugarSync account. As I see it now, the only problem SugarSync has is NOT providing a PlayBook app.

Then again, the Android app works in the Android Player.

Compare services and decide for yourself:

https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html

ilabelu

fail. free is not free if you cant sync with desktop. will stick with sugarsync.

Jonathank

good idea...needs a lil work

w0qj

Let's not be so hard on the Box developer, he's one of the (few?) PlayBook App developer out there! Also, hopefully by Summer 2012, BlackBerry smart phones would be porting over to QNX hopefully, then the market will really hit critical mass!

But Cloud Storage by definition almost need to be multi-platform supported, ie: BlackBerry smarphones, PlayBook, PC, Android, etc.

TabletinaMinute

Looks Like it could be a great app. I had problems installing it but reset my PlayBook. I really would love to see a Dropbox app. I would love to have a consistant service between all devices.

kjm2010

I have been a Box.net pro user for over 5 years. They continue to add functionality. Everyone should register and log in directly with the PB browser and see all the features/apps. The PB app is nice for quick transfers and streaming right now and I am sure that app will expand to be closer to the full browser experience which PB users can get via the web without needing the app.

togardergrosse

Stop comparing, and respect Box.net.
At least they support PB and thus will made other services jump in too...

canuckinnh

HP has arranged for the users of it's HP Touchpad to receive annually 50G of storage with Box.net

RIM should partner with one of the cloud services to provide Playbook users the same thing

JMarshall123

google documents app would be better

gordongr

why is it free to store anything? im afraid its eventually not free, in a bad way.