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Attachment viewing

Get all the information you need while you're on the go with the ability to open and view email attachments on your BlackBerry® smartphone, whether you've integrated your smartphone using the BlackBerry® Internet Service1 or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

Popular attachment format support

  • Microsoft® Office 2010 or older files (Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® PowerPoint®)
  • IBM® Lotus® Symphony™ (Open Office files—Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations)
  • Adobe® PDF
  • Rich Text Format
  • ASCII documents
  • HTML attachments
  • Images: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA and AMR
  • File types listed above archived in .zip format


  • Control over how much information you receive:
    • Request the table of contents of a document, or view the full content at once.
  • Optimized for wireless delivery:
    • Formatting and font information is preserved where possible.
    • Documents are compressed for quicker delivery times.
    • Footnotes and tracked changes can be viewed where applicable.
  • Ability to view images:
    • Pan, zoom and rotate images with image manipulation tools.
    • Save images to your BlackBerry smartphone.
    • View embedded images within .doc and .pdf files.
  • End-to-end security:
    • When you integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, attachments are encrypted using the same encryption you receive with email and corporate data access so you can feel confident sending and receiving documents.

Find out more

  1. 1

    Check with your service provider for availability.

  2. 2

    Certain features require a minimum version of software, and may require BlackBerry Enterprise Server