Banners appear on the Home screen and at the top or bottom of several BlackBerry® applications. The Home screen banner appears on the Home screen and Lock screen. The Application banner appears on the Message list, Phone lists, and Application screens. Banners display elements such as the date and time, network connectivity, and notification icons.
You can completely customize these banners; you can replace banner and indicator images with your own, apply custom fonts, and customize the color scheme. You can also adjust the banner height and reposition and resize elements within the banner. When you resize the banner or add and reposition elements, make sure that you keep all elements within the banner.
For custom theme layouts, you have the option of making the banner take up the full area of the Home screen so that you can reposition banner items anywhere on the Home screen. The banner is a transparent image and by making it take up the full area of the Home screen, you can create a layered effect over the background image of the Home screen.
Some images, such as those for the Alarm, Unread items, and New items overlays are shared between banners. You cannot theme them independently; changes you make to any of these elements on either the Home screen or Application screen banners will appear on both screens.