July 24, 2012 09:00 ET

Box Brings New Innovation to Windows Phone Platform

Announces First-Ever Box for Windows Phone App; Collaboration With Qualcomm

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) -  Box today introduced two significant updates aimed at accelerating the pace of productivity and innovation across the mobile enterprise. Box announced the availability of Box for Windows Phone, an entirely new mobile productivity app enabling businesses to collaborate and share essential content from any location. The company is also working closely with Qualcomm to provide special offers on qualified Snapdragon™-based devices, including preloads of Box mobile apps and incentives for increased storage capacity.

"Mobile is the single biggest driver for innovation in enterprise software today," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "In a fragmented market, Box delivers a platform agnostic solution making it easy for businesses to collaborate, regardless of device or OS. We're investing in iOS, Android and Windows Phone, as well as aligning with Qualcomm to transform the way people work at unprecedented scale."

Box for Windows Phone
The introduction of Box for Windows Phone extends Box's open approach of providing information access across an industry experiencing massive fragmentation. Millions of iOS and Android users leverage Box to store, access and share content and the company anticipates strong traction for Windows Phone devices. 

"With its dynamic, pinnable Live Tile, easy file and image sharing and enterprise capabilities, Box for Windows Phone, is a great example of the rich applications users can find on Marketplace to take advantage of their phone's unique features and design," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp.

The new Box for Windows Phone enables end-users to:

  •   Batch upload multiple images and videos
  •   Quickly and easily share files and folders as links
  •   Invite colleagues to shared folders and leave comments on files
  •   Find content with integrated search
  •   Pin Live Tiles to your Start screen to see updates on files by colleagues
  •   Protect content with an application passcode lock

"Great productivity experiences such as those from Box brilliantly underline the power of the Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone experience -- both for enterprise, and non-enterprise consumers," said Bryan Biniak, VP, Global Partnering & Application Development, Nokia. "We're delighted to see Box leverage the Windows Phone environment to deliver unique features such as Live Tiles to their experience."

Box and Qualcomm Collaboration
Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm power more than 370 different mobile devices globally with more than 400 designs in development. Box is offering exclusively to select qualified Qualcomm OEM customers the opportunity to preload Box mobile apps on qualified Android and upcoming Windows 8 devices. The collaboration also extends exclusive storage incentives, including free 50GB of Box, on select Windows 8 and Android-based devices powered by Snapdragon processors. Finally, Box will bundle the top paid Box OneCloud for Android integration partner apps at no cost for these Snapdragon customers.

"This relationship with Box means that qualified Snapdragon customers will be able to offer their users even more storage capacity for secure collaboration," said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and senior vice president of software strategy for Qualcomm. "We are committed to providing our customers with amazing incentives that deliver a best-in-class end-user experience on Snapdragon-based devices."

Box for Windows Phone is available today as a free download in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Box is also developing an app for Windows 8 that is available as part of the Windows 8 Release Preview. For more information about today's announcement please visit the Box Mobile Access website and visit the Box blog.

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and PlayBook applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors and SAP.

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