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Cincinnati Bell Adds Two New Smartphones in Time for the Holidays


The addition of the LG G2 and the HTC Desire 601 smartphones keep Cincinnati Bell on the forefront of communications solutions

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2013-- Cincinnati Bell, the region’s leading provider of communications services for homes and businesses, announced today that it will begin selling the LG G2 and the HTC Desire 601 just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

"We are thrilled to pair two more top-of-the-line mobile devices with our powerful 4G network and service plans," said Michael Gordon, managing director of wireless product management at Cincinnati Bell. "The devices’ speed and advanced features offer a smarter and more innovative experience for our customers – all on the fastest network in town.”1

Equipped with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, the LG G2 sets a new standard in smartphone design by placing all the buttons on the rear of the device, making this the first smartphone to be completely devoid of side buttons. The device is remarkably thin and lightweight and features a massive 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS LCD display in addition to a 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like sound quality.

“As the first smartphone introduced under LG’s ‘G’ series for premium devices, the G2 allows customers to play the latest games and watch full-definition movies without interruption,” said Gordon.

What’s more, the LG G2 offers an exceptional user experience with helpful customization features such as:

  • KnockOn™ lets you simply “knock” twice on the screen with a fingertip to wake the display without ever having to lift the LG G2 or touch the power key.
  • Slide Aside™ gives you the freedom to quickly switch between as many as three different open apps on the phone just by swiping and tapping the screen. It’s never been easier to go from text to the web browser to email and back again.
  • Text Link allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or the internet.
  • Guest Mode protects owner’s privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.

The HTC Desire 601 features a 4.5-inch HD display with a 540x960 pixels resolution. 4G LTE connectivity driven by a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor provides users with rapid photo sharing and downloading capabilities and an effortless HD video and music streaming experience.

“Lightning-fast data speeds combined with enhanced photo sharing and downloading capabilities make the HTC Desire 601 a sure choice for any multimedia lover’s stocking this holiday season,” Gordon said.

Other key features include:

  • HTC BoomSound™ features dual frontal stereo speakers that project sound at you, not away, for unrivaled sound from a smartphone. Built-in amp boosts power for more immersive volume and richer audio that’s crisper and richer than you’d expect.
  • HTC BlinkFeed™ home screen constantly streams personalized content to your phone. Pick what sites you enjoy most, and stay in the loop with the latest posts, blogs, scores, news and more directly on your phone.
  • HTC Zoe™ access from the 5-megapixel rear camera brings images to life in three-second videos. The editing capabilities also support advanced features such as Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal.

The LG G2 and the HTC Desire 601 from Cincinnati Bell are available now for purchase at Cincinnati Bell stores.

1Fastest Network claim based on average download speeds tested October 2013.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed internet, entertainment and wireless services - that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell also is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London and Singapore. For more information, please visit

Source: Cincinnati Bell

Cincinnati Bell
Angela Ginty, Director, Corporate Communications, 513-397-7144