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Cincinnati Bell Launches Two New BlackBerry Touch-Screen Smartphones

11/10/11
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9860 added to Cincinnati Bell's 4G smartphone lineup

CINCINNATI, Nov 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) announced today the launch of two new 4G touch-screen BlackBerry(R) smartphones, the BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) 9900 and BlackBerry(R) Torch(TM) 9860.

Powered by the new BlackBerry(R) 7 OS, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9860 provide users with a faster experience including a next generation BlackBerry browser. Both smartphones feature a 1.2 GHz processor and Liquid Graphics(TM) technology to deliver a highly responsive and fluid touch-screen experience.

"The addition of these two 4G BlackBerry smartphones gives us the strongest handset line up we've ever had," says Mike Vanderwoude, vice president and general manager of Wireless at Cincinnati Bell. "Combine that with Cincinnati Bell's 4G wireless network and we're the best option for Cincinnatians looking to upgrade their phone."

Cincinnati Bell's 4G network offers speeds that are twice as fast as other national carriers.*

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 includes a high resolution 640 x 480 display, a 2.8-inch LCD touch-screen, QWERTY keyboard and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 includes a high resolution 800 x 480 display and a 3.7-inch touch-screen, the largest display available on a BlackBerry smartphone. Key features of both smartphones include:

  • 5 Megapixel Camera with support for HD video recording
  • Built-in GPS and pre-loaded BlackBerry(R) Maps
  • BlackBerry(R) Balance
  • BlackBerry(R) Protect
  • Support for Augmented Reality apps including Wikitude
  • Voice Activated Universal Search
  • Facebook 2.0; Social Feeds 2.0
  • Bluetooth(R) 2.1 and Wi-Fi enabled

Cincinnati Bell offers the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for $299.99 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860 for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement.

For more information, visit a Cincinnati Bell retail store or go to http://cincinnatibell.com/wireless/blackberry/. Customers can also call (800) 500-1229 or contact their business account representative.

* 4G network speed claim based on field comparison of average download speeds for Cincinnati Bell Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks conducted in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2011.

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, 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, Cincinnati Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers in the Midwest and Texas with fully redundant power and cooling solutions. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as managed services and technology staffing. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

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SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell

For Cincinnati Bell
Lisa McLaughlin, 513-368-1860
lisa.mclaughlin@gyro.com