Cutting-Edge Multimedia Experience with Full Nationwide Coverage on Best Wireless Network in Cincinnati and Dayton
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 4, 2009--
Cincinnati Bell Wireless, a division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB)
today became the first U.S.-based carrier to launch the internationally
acclaimed Nokia 5800 XpressMusic smartphone in the United States. The
debut of Nokia’s first mass market touch screen smartphone on a U.S.
operator has been heavily anticipated by consumers seeking the enhanced
functionality of a touch screen handset at an attractive price point.
“The touch screen Nokia 5800 XpressMusic adds a new dimension to
Cincinnati Bell’s growing smartphone line up,” said Tim Bracken,
director of consumer wireless for Cincinnati Bell. “It truly is a modern
entertainment device with advanced Web browsing, built-in GPS, picture
messaging, and music capabilities that surpass expectations for a fresh
everyday smartphone. Also, the Nokia 5800 is WiFi-enabled, which means
customers can achieve some of the fastest data speeds available today.”
Highly regarded for the music and audio playback features, the Nokia
5800 XpressMusic comes with an 8GB microSD memory card and a one touch
‘Media Bar.’ The Media Bar enables one-touch access to a user’s music
collection, image and video gallery, web browser and other multimedia
functions. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera
enhanced with a Carl Zeiss lens. Images and video are displayed on the
vibrant high-resolution 3.2-inch screen in nHD.
“The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has sold over three million units globally
since it came to market in October of 2008 through our various
partnerships including a wide range of operators,” says Ian Laing, Vice
President of Sales, Nokia North America. “With the Nokia 5800
XpressMusic, Cincinnati Bell Wireless customers will receive a
spectacular music experience along with the quality expected from a
Along with the Media Bar, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also comes with a
unique Contacts Bar, allowing consumers to easily keep in touch with
their favorite contacts. The Contacts Bar allows for access to a visual
history of incoming, outgoing and missed calls, text and multimedia
messages and their most recent blog posts.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic makes an ideal gift for Mother’s Day,
Father’s Day or graduations. Measuring 4.27 x 2.04 x 0.61 inches and
weighing just 3.8 ounces, this handset is sharp, slim and loaded with
Brilliant 3.2-inch display featuring a true widescreen format
WiFi and Bluetooth® v. 2.0 enabled*
Quad-band GSM allows for international roaming
Several e-mail options including Mail for Exchange and built-in
support for popular consumer e-mail services using the IMAP, POP3, and
Full HTML web browser with Adobe Flash
A 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optics and video recording
Nokia digital music player supporting .mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA
3.5 mm A/V connector
Integrated stereo speakers with surround sound
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is available from Cincinnati Bell Wireless
for $149 with a new activation and mail-in rebate. In addition to full
nationwide coverage, Cincinnati Bell customers use the best wireless
network with the fewest dropped calls in Cincinnati and Dayton.** Rate
plans ideal for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic include the Cincinnati Bell
Smart Phone Family Plan as well as individual plans that start at $49
per month and include unlimited text, picture messaging, and Internet.
For full handset details and rate plans, visit any Cincinnati Bell
retail store, call 1-800-500-1229, or go to www.cincinnatibell.com/touch.
Nokia is the world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market
share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications
industries. We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer
segments and offer Internet services that enable people to experience
music, maps, media, messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive
digital map information through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and
services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell provides
integrated communications solutions—including local, long distance,
data, Internet, and wireless services—that help keep residential and
business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each
other and with the world. In addition, businesses ranging in size from
start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for
efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex
information technology solutions including data center and managed
services. Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business
segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more
information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com
*Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
**Best network/fewest dropped call claim based on an independent
study conducted in Feb/March 2009.
Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.
For Cincinnati Bell
Lisa McLaughlin, 513-368-1860