Seems like the default clip area on series 60 phones is significantly less than the full screen. It comes in as 144 versus the full screen of 208. This happens without any clip manipulations on my part and comes through when the system calls paint. try the code below inside your paint call with a nokia full canvas.
//mm: weird clipping test code
g.fillRect(g.getClipX(), g.getClipY(), g.getClipWidth(), g.getClipHeight());
g.drawString("?" + g.getClipHeight() + "/" + getHeight
thanks for any help.