Designing a UI to accommodate different screen sizes can be a challenge. If you are designing an application for use on different BlackBerry smartphones, keep reading to discover ways to design your application more efficiently.
The screen size for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is 1280 x 768 pixels. However, future BlackBerry smartphones will have the following screen sizes:
If you use UI components that are included in the BlackBerry platform, the components adjust based on the screen size. If you use custom UI components, consider “letterboxing” your screens by allowing 24 pixels of empty space on the right and left sides of the screen. This approach allows the screens to lay out correctly on the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha and you don't have to make changes for future all-touch BlackBerry smartphones.
Focus on content and primary tasks
Optimize keyboard use
Optimize battery life
BlackBerry smartphones with a physical keyboard have an OLED screen. Following the best practices below helps to optimize battery life.