Cincinnati Bell Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Offer Sony Xperia™ ZL Smartphone

  Cincinnati Bell Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Offer Sony Xperia™ ZL
  Smartphone

World’s Most Compact Premium Smartphone Available from Cincinnati Bell on May
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Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- April 8, 2013

Cincinnati Bell, the region’s leading provider of communications services for
homes and businesses, today announced it will begin selling the new Sony
Xperia™ ZL, a premium smartphone with a razor-sharp 5-inch high-definition
Reality Display. The Xperia ZL from Sony will be available from Cincinnati
Bell online and in stores by May 1 for $249.99 after mail-in rebate with a
two-year equipment agreement.

“We’re excited to add the Sony Xperia ZL to our line of premium smartphones.
With this extraordinary device, customers can connect with each other using
the best technology Sony has to offer,” said Mike Vanderwoude, senior vice
president/general manager, Consumer Markets. “The Xperia ZL on Cincinnati
Bell’s 4G wireless network creates an unbeatable combination.”

The Xperia ZL has all of the specifications and premium features expected from
a technology innovator like Sony. A razor-sharp 5-inch full HD (1920x1080p)
Reality Display brings Sony’s long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone
delivering optimized color, contrast and clarity. Intelligent camera
capabilities previously only available in Sony digital cameras make taking
high-quality images easier than ever, no matter what the conditions.

One-touch connections via NFC (Near field communication) enable consumers to
easily share music, photos, and video from their Xperia ZL with other
NFC-enabled devices including Sony speakers, headphones and TVs. For example,
with the latest NFC-capable BRAVIA TV, simply touch the Xperia ZL to the TV
remote control and enjoy photos or browse the Xperia ZL’s interface on the
large TV screen. In addition, the Xperia ZL’s infrared capability offers
remote control of TV’s and other home entertainment devices.

Xperia ZL Key Features:

  *5-inch 1920x1080p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  *13MP camera with Exmor RS for Mobile, HDR video (1080p), Superior Auto and
    Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor-sharp pictures and videos in
    any conditions
  *Battery STAMINA for improved standby time
  *NFC-enabled and Infrared capable
  *1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM
  *Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  *Compatible network bands: HSPA+ 1,2,4,5,8 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

The Sony Xperia ZL will be available for purchase on Cincinnati Bell’s
website, www.cincinnatibell.com, and in Cincinnati Bell stores by May 1 for
$249.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year equipment agreement.

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.

About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a
leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and
information technology products for both the consumer and professional
markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online
businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and
entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio,
Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium
content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked
entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com.

Contact:

gyro (for Cincinnati Bell)
Lisa McLaughlin, +1-513-346-3487
lisa.mclaughlin@gyro.com
 
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