Ditto on all counts, have always been able to do this even from the original OS 4.0.
Originally Posted by rcbjr
Actually, I have sent animated to my bb by email ever since I got my 7290 a year and a half ago and they have always played. Cannot add theme as themes though and they only play once when used as backgrounds. I'll admit this hasn't been discussed much but there was at least one thread that did, a long time ago.
Additionally, under Browser Option/General Properties, you can set the number of animations.
Hope this helps