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BeamReader Native PDF Viewer Public Beta

Both Tom & BeamBerry let me know that they have a new application in free beta testing. BeamBerry is working on BeamBerry which is a native PDF application for BlackBerry. This will be in direct competition with the RepliGo Reader PDF viewer that is in private beta currently.


Check out the features below or pick up a copy of the public beta at this link.

Displays Original PDF Fonts

Unlike other solutions that use substitute fonts, BeamReader displays all original PDF fonts. This makes the PDF document look exactly as it would on a regular PC. All of the original fonts, images and formatting is preserved. Take a look at the difference display of original fonts makes!

Fully Native and Secure Solution

BeamReader does not require any server side pre-processing to display the PDF documents. All document rendering is completely local to the BlackBerry device. This also makes BeamReader a secure PDF reader because your PDF documents never leave your BlackBerry device for server side conversion.

No Data Plan or Network Connectivity Required

Since BeamReader is a native PDF viewing solution, you do not need to have a data plan to use it. No network connectivity is required at all. Never worry about paying data charges as the result of viewing your documents or that you will be unable to view the documents on an airplane or where network connectivity is limited.

Easy Enterprise Deployment

BeamReader software can be easily deployed through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Since the solution is completely native to the device, there is no need to install any additional hardware or software on your enterprise network, open any firewall ports, etc.

Scanned / Faxed PDF Support

BeamReader is great for viewing scanned and faxed PDF documents.

International Language Support

BeamReader supports most international languages. Whether you PDF documents are in Chinese or Hindi, don’t worry that you will not be able to view them.

Fastest PDF Viewing Solution for the BlackBerry

BeamReader is the fastest PDF viewing solution for the BlackBerry. Most PDF documents open in mere seconds.

Open E-mail Attachments

You can view PDF e-mail attachments with BeamReader. This requires BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher. If you are using BES, viewing attachments requires BES OS 4.1.5 or higher.

Open PDF Documents from Memory Card and Device Internal Memory

BeamReader can be used to open PDF documents from memory card and the device internal memory. File access is available via an intuitive BeamReader File Browser or from the BlackBerry default file browser (requires OS 4.3 or higher).

Supports Even Older BlackBerry Models

BeamReader will work on any BlackBerry with OS 4.2 or higher. To open PDF e-mail attachments, OS 4.5 or higher is required.

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  1. Absolutely fantastic. I think Adobe is developing for Blackberry also 🙂

  2. Nice! But is this beta only a trial? I downloaded it and it said the beta will be until oct 31st

  3. Totalling 1.69MB is a massive consumption of memory. (considering DocsToGo is approx 2MB for Sheets, Docs and Slides- which has no pdf viewer)

  4. the OTA link is:

  5. When I try to register it on my bb, I keep getting “Server communication error, response code 500”. Anyone know what that means?

  6. “Totaling 1.69MB…” This is why competition is a good thing! Stay tuned… 😉

  7. I just downloaded BeamReader and it is only 780KB in size. Works great on my BlackBerry.

  8. I was searching for years for a tool to read my eFax docs. Looks my search is over. Now I can read my faxes anywhere anytime here in Alaska.

  9. @Gene, as that is the NEW BETA version 😉

    [v0.99.6.1 was @1.69MB and
    v0.99.6.2 is @782kB]

  10. There is a “quick-look” comparison of BeamReader to RepliGo Reader, two competing PDF viewers for the BlackBerry (both still in beta), on BlackBerryForums. You can find the mini-review plus comments and feedback at the following link:

  11. sorry, but the information “no data plan is required” is wrong, cause, in the first work he need to register and give the message:

    Server communication error, response code 500″. Anyone know what that means?


  12. I am also getting this server communocation error when trying to register. Can anyone suggest?

  13. Hi, can this run on a blackberry BOLD?
    i downloaded and got an “invalid COD” message.

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