Does anyone know why the themes on the BlackBerry 8700c and 7130e have phone icons that look absolutely nothing like a BlackBerry? The phone on the theme of the 8700c actually looks like a old school Palm Treo. The phone on the theme of the 7130e (pictured to your right) looks like a flip phone, something that a BlackBerry probably will never be. Even if RIM does decide to make a flip phone BlackBerry one day, the BlackBerry 7130e is not a flip phone right now so the choice in icon really doesn’t make sense to me.
If the phone icon is just meant to be a universal symbol for a phone, I like the 1954 looking rotary phone found on the theme of the 7100t. If the icon is going to be a mobile phone, you may as well make it look like a BlackBerry, which is arguably the most recognizable mobile phone in North America. Think about it. When you see a BlackBerry in someone’s hand or on their hip, you think BlackBerry. When you see any other phone, you think cell phone.
Themes are specified by carrier, so its Verizon in this case who has set the theme.