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Does blackberry support the addition of appointments sent as attachments via email or MMS like the iCalendar format?

iCalendar (aka RFC 2445) has the file extension *.ics or *.vcs (v2.0, v1.0 respectively). I cannot find a solid answer/evidence (E.G. RIM publication) as to whether, and to what degree, Blackberry supports this standard.

I created a simple.ics file and sent it as a mail attachment to my blackberry. I get error "This attachment type cannot be viewed on your device". I also tried sending via MMS and following the procedure for opening iCalendar files on the blackberry 9800. I have a blackberry Tour (9630) and the procedure doesn't work for me.

If anyone has any solid documentation (not forum postings) with an answer that would be awesome. I'm open to ideas/suggestions. We do have a BES server.

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We don't do cellphone support here. – Chris S Sep 10 '10 at 19:40
Try – DanBig Sep 10 '10 at 19:43
That's odd. There's question tags for Blackberry and other posts regarding blackberry and BES... – P.Brian.Mackey Sep 10 '10 at 20:57
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Found this online, basically you want to modify the ICS file to work with your Blackberry as follows:

  1. Download the ICS file to your PC
  2. Edit the ICS file using a text editor and add METHOD:REQUEST (or replace METHOD:PUBLISH with METHOD:REQUEST)
  3. Forward the modified ICS file to your blackberry.
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I did happen to find that site as well…. Unfortunetly it didnt help. In fact, even a blank ICS file gives me the same error. I also tried sending via MMS as is documented by BB for the Torch 9800. This does not work at all on the Tour 9630… – P.Brian.Mackey Sep 10 '10 at 20:56

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