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This version of UI guidelines provides information to help you make UI design decisions for applications available on BlackBerry devices that are supported in BlackBerry 7.



Display specifications (including aspect ratios) and interaction-specific information

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone
  • A consolidated list of display specifications for all BlackBerry devices that run on recent versions of BlackBerry Device Software and BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Note: If you have an existing application and you want to make it available on BlackBerry 7, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate a higher density of pixels on some BlackBerry device screens. For more information, see the "Display Specifications and Interaction Methods for BlackBerry Devices" topic and the "Related Resources " topic to find the appropriate development guide.

New and updated best practices

  • Near field communication (NFC)
  • Dialog boxes
  • Search fields
  • Panel managers
  • Pop-up menus
  • Text
  • Coding for different languages and regions

Changes to visual design

BlackBerry 7 uses beautiful, realistic lighting, as well as more vibrant, eye-catching colors.

Note about version numbering

This version of the UI Guidelines for BlackBerry Smartphones uses a numbering system that matches the version number of the BlackBerry Device Software. To see the guidelines for other versions of BlackBerry Device Software, visit

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