Some of you may think that the release of the BlackBerry Bold and OS 4.6 has solved the attachment viewing problem on the BlackBerry (the Bold comes with various free DataViz Documents to Go applications). However, most BlackBerry users aren’t Bold users and there are many devices out there that won’t be able to update to higher OS versions (how many people are still waiting for OS 4.5?).
WICKSoft has released their Attachment Viewer for BlackBerry, which supports all BlackBerry devices (even the 7290!), more document formats (e.g. OpenOffice) and loads quicker than Documents to Go. WICKSoft gave me the application earlier this week and I can say that it’s much easier to use when you’re looking at attachments with multiple pages; the increased speed really reduces the frustration factor of waiting for pages to load. You can see the full press release and some images after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 18, 2008 – Ottawa, Canada : – WICKSoft Corporation, the leader in mobile document access solutions, has released WICKSoft Attachment Viewer as part of the latest version of their award- winning solution for the BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM, TSX: RIM).
This latest version provides BlackBerry users with an alternative way to view and download complex email attachments on their BlackBerry Smartphone. Features include:
– Support for all Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 formats, OpenOffice ,PDF, PhotoShop, WordPerfect, images, and more.
– Full-fidelity display. All fonts, colors, tables, graphs, charts, spreadsheets, margins and spacing are displayed intact on the BlackBerry.
– Attachment downloading. Download documents to the BlackBerry MicroSD card (optional)
– Easy navigation. Browse through 100+ page documents in full fidelity.
– Simple installation with no modifications of the existing BlackBerry infrastructure— like BES
“Many of our customers have asked that we apply our award-winning viewing technology to email attachments, especially for spreadsheets and scanned PDFs. “ said Will Hickie, CEO of WICKSoft. “We are very excited to be offering a premium attachment viewer at such a low price, and one that doesn’t conflict with the standard viewer people already have on their BlackBerry— WICKSoft lets BlackBerry users have both solutions at once.” he added.
WICKSoft Mobile Documents allows BlackBerry users to view and download OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, PDF and scanned PDFs, images such as PDF JPEG and GIF, and many other email attachments in full-fidelity and in real-time using their BlackBerry smartphone. WICKSoft Attachment Viewer can be purchased separately, or as part of the existing WICKSoft mobility suite.
“This is the best solution available today, for both BES and BIS customers. “said Mr. Hickie. “The technology is proven, simple to deploy, and doesn’t affect existing infrastructure like BES.”