Forgot your password?

BlackBerry PlayBook Supported Files When Using Bridge Mode

BlackBerry BRidge Composing Email

I have been testing out the different file types I can access or attach to an email when using Bridge mode on my BlackBerry PlayBook. Ka let me know that RIM has published up two knowledge base articles detailing the different file types accessible using the BlackBerry Bridge Files application on the PlayBook and a separate list for when you are attaching files to an email using the BlackBerry Bridge mode.

When using the Bridge Files app the supported file types are:

When a BlackBerry smartphone is connected to a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet using BlackBerry Bridge, Bridge Files allows access to the files located on the internal memory of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, or from the MicroSD card of the BlackBerry smartphone. The following file types are supported using Bridge Files:

  • Adobe® Reader® for opening PDF files
  • Documents to Go® for opening XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX or PPT files

When composing an email over the Bridge email client:


When using the BlackBerry® Bridge™ application to share email, contacts, etc. between a BlackBerry smartphone and a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet it is possible to open attachments on the BlackBerry tablet.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet comes with various applications that make it possible to open certain types of attachments on the tablet:

  • Adobe® Reader® for opening PDF attachments, or PDF files stored to the internal memory of the tablet
  • Documents to Go® for opening XLS, DOC or PPT files sent as an email attachment or saved to the internal memory of the tablet
  • Pictures, videos and music files can also be opened, as long as they are of a supported media type.

If a BlackBerry smartphone is active to a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server then BlackBerry Bridge does not allow attachments to be saved to the internal memory of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Instead, the attachment can be saved to the Micro SD card of the BlackBerry smartphone.

For BlackBerry smartphones that are not activated to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server the attachments can be saved to the internal memory of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, as long as the attachment is of a supported type.

BlackBerry Bridge does not allow for attachments to be sent via email or BlackBerry® Messenger, however the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is subject to the same IT policy restrictions as the BlackBerry smartphone that is active on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

8 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Must be a nice problem to have since I still cant Bridge on my device. Tried the round-about way but it still says please download from your device and of course, its blocked by AT&T. Boy, have to say, I am glad I went with wifi only as I am really becoming anti-carrier.

    • You’ve grabbed the OTA 5.0/6.0 download? Once I did that and did a full battery pull (not a soft reboot) I was able to bridge.

    • I agree. I don’t have AT&T, but tablets being linked to carriers has been a reason of hesitance for me. WiFi only. Glad my carrier (US Cellular) hasn’t blocked the bridge downloads. Already downloaded it to be sure.

      But as Marc said, I’ve heard many others that the work around worked for..Maybe keep trying. Sucks it’s not working for you. Sorry

  2. i think that RIM should have a talk to this carries, what im gonna do with a tablet that can be just wifi ? what if i want to play out and just theter it from my phone ? isnt that the whole point of the BB Bridge ?

  3. Can you explain what is meant by “Pictures, videos and music files can also be opened, as long as they are of a supported media type.” – I am unable to open any media outside of doc,pdf, xls

  4. When the blackberry bridge is active, you have access to mail/contacts/tasks/browser/memo calendar and the bridge files described in this article. Can you publish other BBerry applications for ‘bridging’ to the Playbook, such as corporate applications that are installed on the Blackberry?

  5. how sycn media file between bb smartfone n playbook?

2 total pingbacks on this post

BlackBerry© is a registered Trademark of BlackBerry Limited. BerryReview is in no way affiliated with BlackBerry Limited though sometimes their lawyers send us love letters...

Copyright © 2007-‘2016’ BerryReview LLC