Cincinnati Bell Launches the 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 Smartphone

Newest 4G BlackBerry smartphone added to Cincinnati Bells holiday lineup

CINCINNATI--()--Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) announced today the launch of the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, the latest BlackBerry smartphone to join Cincinnati Bell’s 4G smartphone line up just in time for the holidays.

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 features a large 3.2-inch, high resolution LCD touch-screen and a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out for fast and accurate typing. It delivers an enhanced multimedia experience through the new BlackBerry® 7 OS and its high performance hardware features including Liquid Graphics™ technology.

“The BlackBerry Torch 9810 adds a new form factor to our strong BlackBerry smartphone selection this holiday season,” says Mike Vanderwoude, vice president and general manager of Wireless at Cincinnati Bell. “The combination of the large touch-screen display and slide out BlackBerry keyboard makes this phone perfect for users that want the best of both worlds, and looking to take advantage of the next generation of 4G smartphones without losing what they are familiar with already.”

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

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 includes a 1.2 GHz processor and 8 GB of memory plus and expandable memory slot supporting up to 32 GB cards. Other key features include:

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

Cincinnati Bell offers the BlackBerry Torch 9810 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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Contacts

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

Release Summary

Cincinnati Bell has launched the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810. It is the latest BlackBerry smartphone to join Cincinnati Bell’s 4G smartphone line up just in time for the holidays.

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Contacts

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