When Sony and Box came together last year to offer Xperia owners a tantalizing deal of 50GB of free storage for life, the promotion was only set to run for a year. Now that shopping season is upon us once more, however, the holiday spirit must've moved them to extend the partnership for yet another year -- that, or Sony needs any edge it can to move those Xperia devices to consumer hands. Just as with the prior promo, Xperia and Sony tablet users can snag 50 gigs of cloud storage completely gratis just by signing up or tapping into existing Box accounts on their devices before December 31st 2013. However, do note that the offer doesn't extend to the Xperia X10 mini, the X10 mini pro and anything that has firmware older than Android 2.1. Now that Sony has this going for two years straight, maybe they should extend this to a lifetime scenario, or as long as Box sticks around to offer up that sweet storage in the sky.

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Xperia™ and Box® renew partnership through 2013

December 7, 2012 - 4:45 PM
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Today, we're excited to announce we've extended our partnership with Box until the end of 2013!

Announced before the 2011 festive season and initially running for a year – Xperia smartphone* and Sony tablet users can now grab free 50GB cloud storage for life, by signing-up or accessing existing Box accounts from their devices before 31st December 2013.

Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service – it makes life that bit easier by allowing you to share and access content from anywhere, anytime.

Whether it be images, videos, apps, documents (you name it), you can store, share and access files from any of your connected devices – computer, smartphone, tablet and internet enabled TV.

Keep an eye on the newsroom over the next few weeks – we'll be sitting down with Box to talk a little more about the service and what we can expect from them through 2013.

If you have any questions about the offer, feel free to drop them below.

*Available for Xperia smartphones including and released after Xperia X10, but not for Xperia X10 mini, X10 mini pro and devices with Android versions prior to 2.1.

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Sony and Box extend BFF status, offer 50GB free storage to Xperia owners through 2013