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BlackBerry Development Fundamentals by John M. Wargo

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BCreating Application Icons

One of the last things created for a BlackBerry application is the application’s icon. Icons can be created using any graphical design tool; all that matters is that the icon file is saved in a format that’s displayable on the BlackBerry smart-phone. The BlackBerry platform supports Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Portable Network Graphic (PNG) icon file formats. The size of the icon varies, depending on the theme type and device for which the icon is targeted:

BlackBerry Storm series: Icons on the home screen are 76×76 pixels and icons for the shortcut bar are 24×24 pixels.

BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 series: Icons are 80×80 pixels.

BlackBerry Curve 8350i: Icons are 52×52 pixels.

BlackBerry 8700, ...

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