ok this sketch took about 3 hours using MS Paint. What do you think of an idea using the shape of the phone as the icon?
Background can be whatever, optionally color coded to represent location of file, type of file, etc. It can mimic the infamous webOS backgrounds, or be just single hues taken from them. I made some samples. My franken-avatar was made with this frame, so you can see how well it shrinks down.
The icon I created uses a cleaned up stock photo of the frame of a Pre2, which has actual gradient reflected shimmer on the glass. Gradient isn't great for really small icons, so I also made a full blackout on the far right. Essentially a more clipart-style Pre-shaped frame, I removed the buttons, shadow, reflections, and made it mostly symmetrical. These can be used in portrait or landscape.
These were designed with copyright risk in mind, so I am hoping they are generic enough to be representations rather than copies of anything, and that should keep it legal.
Text to be used obviously should be based on the catalog structure that's probably yet to be designed, among other things with the status: TBDTBDTBD. $And$ $there$ $are$ $fonts$ $similar$ $to$ $Prelude$ $if$ $that$ $one$ $is$ $proprietary$.
This file is available on a drive if anyone wants to work with it. The image is a bmp so it is large but edits easily without loss of quality. Anyone should be able to use the empty frames as templates to make other customizations.
It is accessible via this link only on my junkmail drive:
If there's a consensus of approval, and then a list of required buttons to be produced, I am available to make them if needed. I believe the pace should be set by whomever is cataloging and hosting any service which will be utilizing them.