Cincinnati Bell is First Regional Carrier in the U.S. to Offer BlackBerry Z10

A Reinvented Communication Experience Keeps Customers Moving Smarter

CINCINNATI--()--Cincinnati Bell, the region’s leading provider of communications services for homes and businesses, today became the first regional carrier in the U.S. to launch the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone, the fastest and most advanced BlackBerry® smartphone yet.

Offering a smarter experience that continuously adapts to a customer’s needs, the BlackBerry Z10 has a high-resolution 4.2-inch display, an all-touch keyboard that learns what words you use and how you use them, then offers them up to you so you can type faster and more accurately, and front and rear HD cameras – the latter being an 8-megapixel camera that records 1080p HD video. Cincinnati Bell is also the first carrier to launch the BlackBerry Z10 with the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system update, offering an improved camera, enhanced notifications, and more.

"Our customers depend on us to provide them with the best devices to suit their needs at a cost they can afford, and the BlackBerry 10 products allow us to do just that," said Mike Vanderwoude, senior vice president and general manager of consumer markets at Cincinnati Bell. "In addition to the powerful new BlackBerry 10 platform, our Cincinnati Bell network and service plans deliver a truly reinvented communication experience.”

The BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to come with the redesigned, re-engineered and reinvented BlackBerry 10 platform that creates a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail is designed to keep customers moving and includes advancements such as:

  • Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub – A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always one swipe away
  • Keyboard – Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately
  • BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) – Allows customers to share anything in an instant with the people who matter to them
  • BlackBerry® Balance™ technology – Helps give users peace of mind that their privacy is respected while their sensitive work information is protected.

The BlackBerry Z10 will be the first BlackBerry 10 product offered by Cincinnati Bell, followed by a July 2013 launch of the BlackBerry Q10, which features a physical QWERTY keyboard. For details regarding the BlackBerry Q10 launch, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/Q10.

The BlackBerry Z10 from Cincinnati Bell is now available for purchase through its website, www.cincinnatibell.com/Z10 and in Cincinnati Bell stores.

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 Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell 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 www.cincinnatibell.com.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited.

Contacts

Cincinnati Bell
Angela Ginty, 513-397-7144
Director, Corporate Communications
angela.ginty@cinbell.com

The BlackBerry Z10 from Cincinnati Bell is now available for purchase through its website and in Cincinnati Bell stores. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Cincinnati Bell
Angela Ginty, 513-397-7144
Director, Corporate Communications
angela.ginty@cinbell.com