Cincinnati Bell rings in support for the Nexus One and one other Android device

Cincinnati Bell rings in support for the Nexus One and one other Android device
Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell is getting into the Androidmania that is sweeping the industry with two models for its customers. One phone is a low to mid range device while the other was the first of the so-called superphones. Starting with the low end, Cincinnati Bell has launched the Blaze, a device running Android 1.6 with a 3.2inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, and a 1230mAh battery with 9.8 hours of talk time. After a  $100 mail-in-rebate,the Blaze is $99.99 with a signed 2 year contract. The self branded device covers Android with a no name skin that could end up preventing the Blaze from getting any future upgrade to its OS. The unit does seem to live up to its name with speeds as much as 86% faster than the comparable speeds on Verizon and AT&T.

At the other end of the scale is the Nexus One. On the carrier's web site is a listing for the 1GHz Snapdragon powered phone with a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, which is being offered unsubsidized for $529. Click on the N-One's listing and you are redirected to Google's web page to buy the so-called "Google phone" featuring "3G compatible with T-Mobile." As we've reported, Google has started to put the Nexus One inside some retail stores after giving up its dream to change the way cellphones are sold in the country. The Mountain View based firm had the idea to offer the N-One online via a Google web page and let the buyer choose which carrier he/she wanted. Unfortunately, Americans were not ready for changes and certain issues-like the program's inability for prospective buyers to hold the phone and see it up close and in action-were obstacles that in the end, were too high to clear.

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source: CincinnatiBell via MobileBurn

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