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LG and Xperia phones get 50GB storage with Box.net

Sony Ericsson Xperia and LG phones and tablets will get free access to a whopping 50GB of online storage, courtesy of Box.net.

Sony Ericcson Xperia and LG phones and tablets are to get free access to a whopping 50GB of online storage, courtesy of Box.net.

That's an awful lot of movies and music to have at your fingertips when you're out and about. The offer includes the LG Optimus 7, LG Optimus Black and LG Optimus Pad tablet, and will eventually include the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Xperia Play.

Box.net stores your movies, music, photos and files online so you don't have to fill up your phone's memory. You can access your stuff from your phone, and on your computer or tablet -- any device that connects to the Internet, anywhere in the world.

The 50GB of free storage dwarfs the paltry 5GB offered free to iOS users by Apple in its online service iCloud. In fact, in a cheeky manoeuvre Box.net is offering 50GB free to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners -- but be quick, because the promotion ends tomorrow.

It's more good news for Xperia and LG users, as Ice Cream Sandwich has been promised for LG phones and this year's Xperia models.

If you have an LG phone with Android 2.1 or higher, and a display of at least 320x480 pixels, you can take advantage of the 50GB offer today. If you have an Xperia phone you'll need to wait a little longer, but look out for announcements. The offer lasts until the end of March next year. 

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