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MIDlet icon size
This article collates information about standard MIDlet icon sizes from several Nokia documents and from the author's own experimentation.
Official Information from Nokia
There are 2 Nokia documents that mention icon sizes:
- Using Icons in MIDlets (with Example)
- JavaTM ME Developer's Library 3.1 (The path is "JavaTM ME Developer's Library 3.1 > Implementation notes > (JSR-118) MIDP 2.1 > Runtime environment notes")
These 2 document differ in some S60 icon sizes:
|Manufacturer||Series||Screensize|| Icon Size
(According to JavaME Dev. Library)
|Nokia||S60 3rd||208x208||53x53||37x37 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"|
|Nokia||S60 3rd||320x240||48x48||52x52, 54x54 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"|
|Nokia||S60 3rd||240x320||48x48||53x53, 55x55 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"|
The difference in the latter two is not big; I checked in a N73 (S60 3rd, 240x320) and all 3 resolutions look good because the device does not scale the icon. But the difference in the "S60 3rd 208x208" is important and I don't have one of those models to test it.
I also found one KB article Archived:Oversize MIDlet icons shown extra small in S60 2nd Edition (Known Issue) that says a Nokia 6600 has a 29x29 icon size. According to the above mentioned docs, it should have a 42x29 icon size (S60 2nd, 176x208).
Information about individual models
In order to know real life information for each device, I started testing icon sizes in all Nokia I have access to. I encourage you to add your own findings to the table. Please, add your account name, so everybody can track who is saying what.
|Manufacturer||Model||Series||Screensize||Icon Size||Source of information|
|Nokia||6600||S60 2nd||176x208||29x29||According to Archived:Oversize MIDlet icons shown extra small in S60 2nd Edition (Known Issue)|
|Nokia||3220||series 40||128x128||16x16||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||5200||series 40||128x160||28x29||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||5300||series 40||240x320||46x46||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||5310b XpressMusic||series 40||240x320||46x46||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||6230b||series 40||128x128||16x16||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||N70||S60 2nd||176x208||24x24||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||N73||S60 3rd||240x320||52x52||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|
|Nokia||N90||S60 2nd||352x416||84x58||Tested in a real device by AWoywood|