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    Centennial offers BlackBerry 8703e and BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphones with Wireless Broadband Service and GPS Navigation

    San Juan, Puerto Rico - Centennial de Puerto Rico (Nasdaq: CYCL), a leading telecommunications provider in Puerto Rico, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, today announced that the BlackBerry® 8703e and BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphones are now available to Centennial customers.

    “The addition of the BlackBerry 8703e and BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphones to Centennial’s portfolio increases our ability to support our customer’s business and personal needs, keeping them ahead of the game with state of the art technology,” said Alvaro Pilar, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Centennial Business Solutions. “This is yet another confirmation of our commitment to keep ourselves at the forefront of the telecommunications industry, making it easier for our clients to stay connected anywhere and at all times by taking full advantage of our superior network.”

    Both the BlackBerry 8703e and the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition support phone, e-mail, messaging, organizer, browser, GPS and other mobile applications, and are compatible with Centennial’s EV-DO network to deliver broadband wireless access. The smartphones feature large, bright, high-resolution color LCD displays that provide ample workspace for viewing e-mail, web pages, and other applications. Intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes screen lighting levels for viewing in outdoor, indoor and dark environments. Each handset comes equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard that enables rapid, efficient and accurate message typing and information entry on the go.

    The BlackBerry 8703e and BlackBerry 8830 also offer premium phone features in a design that provides a natural feel while dialing. Placing calls with one hand is fast and simple and the handsets include large, dedicated “send,” “end,” and “mute” phone keys. The handsets also feature intuitive call management tools, such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding. Both smartphones also come with a built-in speakerphone, support for polyphonic and MP3 ringtones and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology.

    The BlackBerry 8703e and BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphones also include built-in GPS to support location-based applications and services. Customers can also use BlackBerry® Maps to provide step-by-step driving directions.

    The stylish BlackBerry 8830 World Edition goes a step further. It is the first CDMA-based BlackBerry smartphone capable of roaming on GSM/GPRS networks, so customers can travel internationally with full mobile voice and data features. It also includes a media player for music and videos, an expandable memory slot and a high-capacity battery.

    “These two BlackBerry models give us the opportunity to continue offering products that help our customers reach their goals. In our industry it is extremely important to provide business solutions that fulfill the needs of our clients and allow them to optimize the productivity of their business,” said Carlos Blanco, President of Centennial Puerto Rico.

    “BlackBerry smartphones are a great fit for mobile professionals who demand superior e-mail, web browsing and voice performance in a stylish and lightweight handset design," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "We are pleased to be working with Centennial to bring these smartphones with built-in GPS and EV-DO support to customers in Puerto Rico”. The BlackBerry 8703e is available from Centennial for $149.99 and the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is available from Centennial for $249.99. These prices are available to new customers on two-year service agreements as well as to existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans. For information on how to get yours, contact Centennial at 787-717-9700 for corporate accounts, 787-717-9595 for personal accounts, or visit Centennial’s webpage at www.centennialpr.com.

    About Centennial
    Centennial Communications (NASDAQ:CYCL), based in Wall, NJ, is a leading provider of regional wireless and integrated communications services in the United States and Puerto Rico with over 1.1 million wireless subscribers and 419,500 access lines and equivalents. The U.S. business owns and operates wireless networks in the Midwest and Southeast covering parts of six states. Centennial’s Puerto Rico business owns and operates wireless networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and provides facilities-based integrated voice, data and Internet solutions. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is a significant shareholder of Centennial. For more information regarding Centennial, please visit our websites http://www.centennialwireless.com/ and http://www.centennialpr.com/.

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    12-10-07 08:49 AM
  2. Jamdiver's Avatar
    Last edited by Jamdiver; 07-16-08 at 03:22 PM. Reason: EDIT
    12-10-07 10:01 AM
  3. Guatiao's Avatar
    As of 7/18/10, Centennial became part of AT&T and ceased to exist as a local (Puerto Rico) provider.
    07-19-10 03:41 PM
  4. K Bear's Avatar
    Nevermind, didn't see that the OP was 3 years old.
    07-20-10 12:51 PM