Cincinnati Bell’s commitment to Android keeps on moving with their launch of the Samsung Behold II today. We couldn’t confirm many details outside of pricing, but that should do just as well to get your eyes squared on the device. Here’s the skinny on how much you’ll have to throw down for this one: For $129.99 (after a two-year equipment agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate) you can walk away from your local Cincinnati Bell store with the device today, or you can buy it outright for $229.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) if you’re a new customer with the carrier.
We can at least confirm that this phone will not come with any of that dreadful bloatware (and that includes that TouchWiz interface that everyone hates) that’s become such a fad these days: this is completely stock Android, folks. Cincinnati Bell got their Android ball rolling when they first introduced the Blaze (a device so popular with customers that they can’t keep it in stock!). Furthermore, the upcoming Motorola Milestone XT720 that we’ve been hearing about for so long is a major device that will help strengthen their lineup when it eventually launches, and the addition of the Samsung Behold II today re-enforces their continued (and very serious) effort to make Android the de facto operating system to provide their users with.
The Behold II can be found in retail locations starting today and is also available for purchase on Cincinnati Bell’s website where you can also find more information on the device.