Google Shared Storage Arrives

Google appears to be rolling out a shared storage plan. Their official blog says they’ll provide more information when they’re ready to take orders. But, it appears if you go to the Manage Storage section of your Google account you can see the
options. Prices range from $20/yr for 6GB to $250/yr for 250GB. (click the thumbnail to see all the options that were available for me)

For starters on GMail and Picassa can share the storage but the blog posting says:

soon, other applications like Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Could this be the precursor to Google Drive where Google officially allows us to throw any files up there?