Content types supported by the BlackBerry Browser

Supported image formats

File extension

MIME type

Description

.bmp

image/bmp

A bitmap image.

.gif

image/gif

A GIF or animated GIF image.

.jpg, .jpeg

image/jpeg

A JPEG image file.

.png

image/png

A Portable Network Graphics image file.

.svg

image/svg+xml

A Scalable Vector Graphic file.

Supported audio formats

The BlackBerry® Browser uses the Media application on the BlackBerry device for all audio playback. The Media application supports the following audio formats. For optimal playback, the recommended format is an .mp4 file using AAC-LC compression.

File extension

MIME type

Description

.3g2

audio/3gpp2

A multimedia container format designed for use on CDMA-based mobile phones. This format can contain audio data encoded using EVRC or QCELP.

.3gp

audio/3gpp

A multimedia container format designed for use on GSM-based mobile phones. This format can contain audio data encoded using AAC or AMR.

.aac

audio/aac, audio/x-aac

A container format for audio data encoded using AAC.

.amr

audio/amr

A container format for audio data encoded using AMR.

.flac

audio/flac

A container format for audio data encoded using the FLAC non-proprietary lossless format.

.m4a

audio/m4a, audio/mp4

An audio-only MPEG-4 file.

.mid, .midi

audio/midi, audio/mid, audio/x-midi, audio/x-mid, audio/sp-midi

A container for audio data encoded using MIDI.

.mp3

audio/mpeg, audio/mp3, audio/x-mpeg

A container for audio data encoded using MPEG 1 Layer 3.

.mp4

audio/mp4

A multimedia container for audio or video data encoded using MPEG-4. MPEG-4-encoded files that contain only audio data commonly use the .m4a extension.

.ogg

audio/ogg

A container most commonly used for audio data encoded using Vorbis, a non proprietary lossy audio compression format. Ogg files may also contain audio encoded using FLAC.

.wav

audio/wav, audio/x-wav

A container for audio data encoded using the waveform audio format, file format standard for storing an audio bit stream on computers

.wma

audio/x-ms-wma

A container for audio data encoded using Windows Media® Audio audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft®.

Supported video formats

The BlackBerry® Browser uses the Media application on the BlackBerry device for all video playback. The Media application supports the following video formats. For optimal playback, the recommended format is an .mp4 file using MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile video compression with AAC-LC audio compression.

File extension

MIME type

Description

.3g2

video/3gpp2

A multimedia container format designed for use on CDMA-based mobile phones. This format can contain video data encoded using H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2, or H.264.

.3gp

video/3gpp

A multimedia container format designed for use on GSM-based mobile phones. This format can contain video data encoded using H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2, or H.264.

.asf

video/x-ms-asf

A proprietary multimedia container developed by Microsoft® that can be used for streaming video data encoded using WMV9 Simple or WMV Main.

.avi

video/x-msvideo

A container format for video data encoded using MPEG-4.

.m4v

video/mp4

A container format for video data encoded using H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2, or H.264.

.mov

video/quicktime

A proprietary multimedia container for developed by Apple for video data encoded using MIDI.

.mp4

video/mp4

A multimedia container for audio or video data encoded using H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2, or H.264.

.wmv

video/x-ms-wmv

A container for video data encoded using Windows Media Video video data compression technology developed by Microsoft®.

Supported file formats

File extension

MIME type

Description

.bbaw

application/x-bb-appworld

A text file that contains the application ID for an application found in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.

.doc

application/msword

A Microsoft® Word document.

.jad

text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor

A BlackBerry® Java® Application descriptor file.

.kml

application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml

A Keyhole Markup Language file, an XML-based file format that defines geographic information for a particular location or set of locations.

.kmz

application/vnd.google-earth.kmz

A compressed KML file.

.pdf

application/pdf

An Adobe® Acrobat® document.

.ppt

application/vnd.ms-powerpoint

A Microsoft® PowerPoint® document.

.vcf

text/x-vcard

A vCard file, a standard file format for electronic business cards.

.xloc

text/vnd.rim.location.xloc

A BlackBerry Maps location document.

.xls

application/vnd.ms-excel

A Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet.

Key URI link schemes supported by the BlackBerry Browser

The BlackBerry® Browser supports the following URI link schemes.

URI scheme

Description

Example

http:

Specifies a link to an HTTP resource.

<a href="http://www.example.com/a_resource.html">View this resource.</a>

https:

Specifies a secure link to an HTTP resource.

<a href="https://www.example.com/a_secure_resource.jsp">View this secure resource.</a>

mailto:

Specifies a link using an SMTP email address.

<a href="mailto:jane.doe@blackberry.com">Email Jane</a>

pin:

Specifies a PIN link, which sends a PIN message to a BlackBerry device user using the BlackBerry device PIN.

<a href="PIN:1234a567">Send PIN message to Jane</a>

rtsp:

Specifies a link to a media resource that can be streamed.

<a href="rtsp://www.example.com/a_streamable_resource.mp4">Stream this resource.</a>

sms:

Specifies a text message link. You can specify multiple phone numbers as a comma-separated list.

<a href="sms:+15195896475,+15194048540>Two Recipients</a>

tel:

Specifies a phone link, as defined by the RFC 3699 specification.

<a href="tel:14165551212">Call office</a>


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