One of the coolest features on BlackBerry 10 is the ability for cloud storage companies to tie in directly into the operating system. Both DropBox and Box.net have offered up support at launch and I have to say the DropBox solution is awesome. I even saw in some on device documentation that SkyDrive support is coming soon. I am not sure why BlackBerry never mentions DropBox as one of their partners at launch which has led many of you to wonder if it actually exists. I am happy to confirm that not only is DropBox available on BlackBerry 10 but the integration is seemless.
You simply login to your DropBox account using the “Connect to DropBox” app. After that you have an easy option to choose if you want it to sync over cellular connections. Personally I do not see the point because the DropBox client works better on BlackBerry 10 than it does on iOS and Android. It provides seamless access to your DropBox account from the file manager. That means that ANY app can access DropBox and perform actions or save data there.
For example, I get thumbnails or the ability to select multiple pictures to email from DropBox. On top of that I can do things like edit files there or even access DropBox from Android runtime apps.
I am not sure yet if the DropBox app actually syncs your data to the device or just mounts it but it seems like it does both. I checked using Ghost Commander and it sees all of the DropBox files as if they are on my device. I am still trying to dig into how exactly that works…
Either way for now I am happy to report that DropBox support is in BlackBerry 10 even though BlackBerry seems to be downplaying it. Hopefully they will add more features soon and expand support to other solutions like SugarSync.